why you should consider professional teeth whitening (pros and cons, different types)
Everyone want to have a nice smile. They want to have straight teeth and a beautiful pearly white smile. But as we age, things start to happen to our teeth. They become stained or yellow in color after years of drinking coffee, black tea and soda. The high amount of sugar in the foods we eat can break down the enamel of our teeth and cause them to look dingy. Smoking and drinking red wine can speed up this process, as well as eating red foods like berries and beets. And to top it off, even if we stay away from all of those things, the natural aging process of our body will effect the whiteness of our teeth as we get older.
Thankfully, we do not have to accept yellowing teeth as a permanent part of getting older. We have to ability to have our teeth whitened. In fact, most detail products are now being marketed based on how well they whiten our teeth. while you can certainly buy whitening strips, and whiting toothpaste and whitening mouth wash, those products tend to not work very well and the results that are seen are usually temporary. The best method for achieving a brighter smile is to visit your dentist and have your teeth professionally whitened.
Professional teeth whitening can be done right at your family dentist’s office. It will typically involve the dentist putting a gell on your teeth and then using a special light that activated the gell and causes it to whiten the teeth that surround it. This kind of method is very effective and usually only one treatment is necessary in order to see noticeable results. Most dentists will also take a mold of your teeth and use that to create a mouth tray that you can take home and use to perform additional whitenings if you would like to achieve a brighter white.
Keep in mind that whitening your teeth will not make them a brighter white than they were originally, they will simply remove stains and dingy yellow colors in order to restore the natural whiteness back to your teeth. If you feel that you want a brighter white than your teeth have been at any point in your life, then you will probably want to speak to your dentist about bleaching your teeth instead of whitening them. This means that you will be changing the natural color of your teeth by dying (bleaching) them. This can also be much harder on your teeth enamel, so it is always a good idea to discuus both options with your dentist to make sure that you make the right choice for you.
Teeth whitening is a branch of cosmetic dentistry, which most dentists can perform but there are some that even specialize in it. They will have the most experience is giving you a visually better smile so if you are looking to make several changes to your smile you may be better served if you make sure you have a dentist that is comfortable with cosmetic work.