Tooth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Also named as bleaching, tooth whitening is a very self-explanatory term that involves a procedure to whiten the teeth using a particular material. Tooth whitening is all about esthetic value of your smile. Even though white teeth don’t guarantee strength but they play an important role in how you look, especially when you smile or laugh. Dentists will use any high-tech equipment for whitening the teeth and home tooth whitening system is known to many patients.
This must be mentioned that if you are getting your teeth whitened, you will have to get rid of any fillings or crowns because the whitening will not work on any surface but the enamel of your natural teeth. You might be required to restore your fillings again or if they are not visible in the front, you could compromise on leaving them as is. Over time the whitening is affected, especially for smokers and regular drinkers of tea and coffee. You will have to pay visits to your dentist to restore the whitening effect whenever you feel it is fading away.
Reasons for tooth whitening:
As mentioned earlier, the most common reason for getting tooth whitening is the esthetic value so teeth with stains or other marks on them are the most commonly treated ones with tooth whitening.
What does tooth whitening involve?
A gel is often used by the dentist in order to secure and protect the gums before the whitening procedure is started. The whitening is done through a gum shield look-alike unit that is placed into your mouth for whitening your teeth while the gel is still protecting your gums from any damage during the process. Most commonly it is hydrogen peroxide that plays the role of whitening your teeth. The same role could be played by carbamide as well. As soon as the process is complete your dentist will tell you what steps must be taken to avoid discoloration of your teeth again