Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile.
What causes Tooth Discolouration?
- Teeth can discolour over time due to the aging process.
- It can discolour because of poor dental hygiene and a build-up of plaque and tartar deposits.
- Smoking and the use of tobacco, whether it is being smoked or chewed, can cause teeth to discolour.
- Consuming coffee, tea, sodas or red wine can also cause teeth to gradually become stained.
- Yellow dentin can be exposed when the tooth’s enamel gets worn down causing teeth to become discoloured.
- The intake of certain medication may also cause teeth to discolour.
Types of Teeth Whitening:
There are various ways to whiten your teeth, such as over the counter teeth whitening products, in-office bleaching or a home whitening kit.
Options for teeth whitening (In-office bleaching & At-home bleaching)
Two of the most common options for teeth whitening are in-office bleaching and at home bleaching.
- In office teeth whitening
This procedure is called chair side bleaching and takes place at the dentist. It usually requires only one office visit.
A protective gel will be applied to your gums, followed by a bleaching agent that will be applied to your teeth. Thereafter, a special light may be used to release oxygen.
The stains on your teeth are then cleared, allowing the dentin to become whiter and resulting in a whiter smile.
- The home whitening kit
The Home Whitening Kit can be used at home over a period of time.
A whitening gel is applied onto trays that are made according to the shape of your teeth. These trays are then fitted onto your teeth for 30 minutes a day for about 3 to 4 weeks.
The whitening gel gradually whitens your teeth’s enamel during this time frame.
How long will my teeth stay whiter?
Teeth whitening isn’t everlasting. It can last between six months to a few years, depending on how regularly you maintain and care for your teeth.
How can I look after my teeth once they have been whitened?
- Cut down on foods and beverages that contain too much sugar and can stain your teeth.
- Avoid smoking.
- Brush and floss your teeth at least twice day.
- Visit the dentist regularly.
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