What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is the process of removing the built up stains and other discolorations that naturally occur on our teeth. The success of teeth whitening is measured in increments of ‘shades’.
Teeth Whitening is to increase brightness of teeth by improving teeth color. The treatment aims at turning discolored pigmentation of teeth into white by using high concentrated medicines and a special ray without teeth damage. So patients can expect to have whitening effects within short time along with a seamless and careful concern. Also they can get white and transparent teeth just like celebrities.
The Benefits of Having your Teeth Whitening
- A Healthier Looking Smile – Regardless of how diligent you are with your teeth cleaning routine, your healthy teeth will gradually become dull and discoloured.
- Ego boost – Make it through your days with the confidence that comes with a brand new, bright, beautiful and impressive smile.
- Early detection of major dental issues – There’s no substitute for regular checkups. However, some professional whitening procedures require a visit to the dentist. Therefore, there is a much better chance of detecting potentially major dental problems early on, before they become a major pain and a major expense.
- The sooner, the better – The longer you wait to have your teeth whitened, the harder it will be to return to a naturally bright shade. It’s never too late to start, but putting it off for no good reason will increase the effort (and expense) required to gain brighter teeth.
- Scientifically backed results – Preliminary studies suggest a strong correlation between whiter, healthier looking teeth, and improved success in job interviews and salary negotiations.
You can also receive take-home products from your dentist in addition to or separately from in-practice products. For this treatment, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth to create custom-fitted trays. These trays are made specially to place the whitening product directly against your teeth while minimising contact with your gums. Depending on your dentists’ instructions and specifications, this form of whitening treatment can usually be done in 3 – 4 weeks.
The Risks of Having your Teeth Whitened
- Dissatisfaction – You can not make your teeth any whiter than their natural colour. It’s biologically impossible. However, the good news is that your teeth are naturally a very bright shade of white! Individual results will vary, but being realistic and learning about the various methods of teeth whitening will ensure you get exactly what you’re after, and avoid being dissatisfied.
- Sensitivity/pain – Those whose teeth are already very sensitive should proceed with caution. There are methods of whitening sensitive teeth, but they are not as effective as the alternatives. Overuse of any teeth whitening product can lead to increased sensitivity and pain. Always follow manufacturers instructions to ensure your teeth whitening process is safe.
- Addiction – There’s a very real problem, and it’s very similar to body dysmorphic disorder. Known by a few different names, including “bleachorexia”, individuals can develop an unhealthy obsession with teeth whitening. This is often the result of being dissatisfied with the original results, leading to more and more treatments.