A lot of people desire to have a brilliant smile with shiny and sparkling bright teeth. To achieve it, they consume lots of money on teeth whitening products. Teeth bleaching is just one of the few teeth whitening treatments.
Bleaching is an excellent teeth whitening treatment. It is the most widely known treatment for whitening teeth because it is cheaper compared to laser treatment. The treatment is done without taking away any of the tooth surface.
Each of us has a distinct tooth color. Naturally, a lot of smokers have stained teeth, but others are blessed with pearly white teeth.
Typically teeth bleaching is suited for those who have discolored teeth like smokers and those who are eating but fail to brush properly. It is recommended that you seek the advice to a dentist before applying any teeth whitening products.
Dentists will tell you if it is appropriate for you to undergo a teeth whitening treatment and will recommend it if you are. First, the dentist will apply a gel or rubber shield on your gums so that the soft tissue will not be damaged. Then they will apply the bleaching product to the teeth by means of a tray which will fit the shape of your mouth. After this the dentist would just give you some instructions and you'll continue the treatment at home.
The active ingredients of bleaching products such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide makes the teeth white. When the active ingredient starts to break down, the oxygen goes inside the enamel of the teeth and then the tooth color is made lighter. Treatments like this are usually done in three to four weeks.
There are new products that can be applied for eight hours at a time. You can perform the treatment when it is time for you to sleep. The result can be achieved for at least one week only.
You still have another option for whitening your teeth which is laser teeth whitening. In laser teeth whitening a rubber dam will be placed over the teeth so as to shield the gums from being damaged, and then a whitening product is applied to your teeth. A laser is used to trigger the chemical applied to the teeth. It boosts the chemical effect of the bleaching product so that the change of color can be achieved quickly.
The dentist needs to check your teeth to ensure that you're suitable to undergo the treatment. It is the fastest procedure that may only take about an hour.
The effects of bleaching teeth can last up to three years and may differ from one person to another. Of course if you keep on smoking and drinking or eating foods that can stain your teeth the effect is less likely to last long. During or after the treatment you'll feel your teeth become sensitive to cold. But these symptoms usually disappear within a few days after the treatment is over.
There are lots of whitening teeth products that are made available. These are effective in removing stains and enhance the entire appearance of your teeth but it would not affect the natural color of your teeth. Once your teeth undergo a whitening treatment, a whitening paste can be helpful to make the effect last longer.
There are many ways to keep your teeth white. Try cutting down the amount of food that you eat or drink that causes a stain or discoloration of your teeth. Also stop smoking and make a habit of brushing your teeth after every meal to prevent staining or discoloring of your teeth.