It’s important to keep brushing and flossing regularly to keep your teeth white and bright at all times. However, if your teeth have changed their natural shade to a yellowish color, regular brushing and flossing alone won’t help restore the whiteness.
You will require a smile makeover treatment from Brier Creek Family Dentistry to improve the impression of your smile.
Many people avoid the tooth whitening procedure with fear that it is painful and not safe but take it from us; it’s a completely safe procedure. This is especially when performed by Dr. Anil Matthew, our highly practiced specialist.
What’s even more interesting about tooth whitening is that you can even do it from the comfort of your home. This is achieved through the use of whitening creams, toothpaste, and whitening gels. These can be bought from your local drug store or issued professionally by a dentist.
We advise getting a home whitening cream from a dentist to avoid using dangerous chemicals that can adversely affect your dental health.
Your teeth can permanently change color for any of the following reasons:
Suppose your child is exposed to antibiotics such as tetracycline and doxycycline during teeth formation, either as a baby or in the womb. In that case, they are likely to suffer discolored teeth at an older age. Treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation of the head and neck can cause teeth discoloration.
It’s a rather simple process. It involves the use of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide bleaching agents. These bleaches work by breaking the stains into smaller pieces, which deconcentrates the color making your teeth appear brighter.
Tooth bleaching done by a dentist near you give a faster result than when you do it at home. This is because the bleach is used, but a dentist is usually stronger than home-use kits. The dentist also uses heat or special light to speed up the whitening process and deliver results faster.
During an in-office whitening process, teeth get whiter within 30 – 60 minutes after the procedure. Generally, a smile makeover procedure gives your teeth between three to eight shades brighter than normal teeth.
When you opt to do it from home, you will use:
Teeth whitening also improves your oral health because you will undergo a professional tooth cleaning before the procedure. However, it can also temporarily cause sensitive teeth. How whitening agents are also known to burn the gums when used inappropriately.
Note that whitening is best for people with yellowish teeth and less effective for brown teeth. Teeth that are gray or purple won’t be affected at all by tooth whitening.
Talk with your dentist to determine if tooth whitening is worth the time and money.
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