Are you unhappy with the yellow-ish looking teeth? If so,tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.Although it cannot make a complete colour change, but it will give you brighter and whiter teeth.
Tooth whitening is a way to improve the colour of your teeth using a type of bleach called hydrogen peroxide. It is safe and effective only if carried out by a dentist or under the supervision of a dentist. Tooth whitening does not remove any of the surface of the teeth or add anything to the teeth.
Getting regular Professional dental cleanings will also help in making your teeth whiter. Dental Cleaning will include a dental exam and the following as per the need of the patient :
Removal of calculus:
Calculus is hardened plaque that has been accumulating on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus are generally formed above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Removal of plaque:
Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is made-up of a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria that are produced are a major cause of inflamed gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
Teeth polishing helps with the removal of stains and plaque that is not otherwise removed during regular tooth brushing.
It seems as though just about everyone is doing it these days! Getting that “Sparkling Smile” is a regular pastime and the number one requested cosmetic dentistry procedure.
When it comes to teeth whitening (bleaching), it’s always best to begin in the office of a Professional Dentist. We can advise you on whether you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. Those people with yellowish teeth typically have better results than those with brownish or grayish hues. Also, whiteners have no effect on tooth-colored composite fillings or teeth that are bonded, so whitening will only make these teeth stand out from the ones that do whiten.
Want to know more? Call us and we’ll gladly provide you with the pros and cons of the different types of whitening procedures.