Can Teeth Whitening Be The Next Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure For You?

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Teeth whitening products have grown to be very popular recently. Toothpastes, mouthwash and even dental floss claim that they can provide whitening rewards, but could they fulfill on this promise? The truth is, cosmetic dentistry are the best equipped to help make the teeth white-colored for many years. Although the procedure is quick, you may get the ultimate whiteness you’re in search of. Here is how to decide if it’s ideal for you.

Learning about the treatments: During whitening procedures, a dental professional will use materials that bleach the teeth in an oxygen-releasing process. You will notice the impact instantly and shouldn’t worry about incurring damage to the enamel of your teeth, as dentists apply calcium sulphate that serves as reinforcement during the procedure. Still, you should be informed about every element of the procedure, so ask questions if you have lingering concerns about the treatment. Every compound used in the whitening process is safe.

Stacking up home whitening procedures against professional treatments: Since there are so many options in whitening, you might think a DIY procedure could yield professional results. In fact, these treatments are only a little better than routine cleanings, which leave teeth whiter through plaque removal but do not provide long-term whiteness. In contrast, you can see the effects of professional whitening for up to ten years’ time. The bleaching procedure reaches another level. Ask for tips on keeping your teeth in this condition following the treatment.

Knowing it’s not right for everyone: The list of those who should not go for whitening treatments is not very long. If you are pregnant or nursing, the procedure is not for you. The same goes for children under the age of thirteen who consider whitening necessary. If the enamel in your teeth is not sufficient, or if your gums are receding, your dentist may advise against the treatment. Your orthodontist or family doctor will know the precautions.

Evaluating the effects on existing dental work: The cosmetic dentistry work you’ve had done in past is fine for the whitening procedure. The only problems come from composite fillings, which won’t get the full benefits of the whitening treatment. Your dentist may suggest replacing these older fillings before going through with the procedure. Otherwise, everything is compatible with dental work.

It is hard to find a procedure as effective as professional whitening in improving the look of your smile. Ask your dentist any questions you may still have before proceeding.

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