Teeth Whitening

How Teeth Whitening Works?

Teeth’s whitening is a cosmetic solution you might be looking for if you wish to enhance your smile in a non-invasive way. The availability of whitening treatments varies depending on the budget and time frame none the less; both Men and women valued them.

Several teeth whitening options are available. You can opt for a one-hour session at a dental office or choose a home-use kit that you can purchase at a local drugstore.

Although over the counter solutions work, it’s always ideal to have your teeth treated by your dentist so he could monitor the progress and control the amount of bleaching.

By opting to undergo teeth whitening treatment you’ll see substantial improvement in the whitening of your smile. It’s especially effective if you obtained the treatment at a dental office.

One must remember that the solution isn’t permanent. This means that your tooth whitening will require touch-ups to assure the prolonged effect.

What’s the difference between bleaching and whitening?

The FDA permitted any dental professional to use bleaching if teeth could be whitened beyond the original color. Bleaching also applies to products that include bleach, such as hydrogen peroxide.

Whitening, on the other hand, is the restoration of the tooth’s color by removing debris and dirt. That means anything that can clean is a whitener, like toothpaste.

But because “whitening” sounds more effective than “bleaching,” the former is more frequently used.

How to get teeth whitened?

When we were young, our teeth were sparkling white because of the luster in the enamel surface. Enamel protects teeth from trauma, chewing and acid attacks but it can wear down. As a result of this wear, it permits the dentin’s yellow color to show.

When you chew, cracks can occur in the enamel causing stains and debris to fill up those spaces causing your teeth to develop a dull appearance. Teeth whitening procedures can remove the stains and debris.

Why teeth discolor?

Staining of your teeth can be intrinsic or extrinsic.

Extrinsic staining appears on the teeth surface because of too much exposure to foods, tobacco and other colored beverages, like coffee and tea. Most extrinsic stains are minor and they can be removed through brushing yet others require teeth bleaching solution.

Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, are formed in the teeth’s interior. They can be a result of aging, trauma, and exposure to some minerals. With the advancement in cosmetic dentistry, intrinsic stains can now be corrected.

Age is one of the causes of tooth discoloration. Teeth get dark because of wear and tear. Teenagers’ teeth are more likely to experience dramatic results from whitening treatment.

Individuals who are in their 20s may need more time to obtain positive results. More so, those who are in their forties may require further whitening maintenance to enjoy whitening results.

How white can your teeth go?

The whitening results can be subjective and it varies from one person to another. That said, before you choose any whitening treatment, ask your dentist at Aloha Dental for a realistic result expectations that you’re likely to achieve.

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