Teeth whitening is a simple way to brighten the appearance of your smile. Teeth might discolor over time due to various reasons. If you want to achieve a whiter, brighter smile, then this is one of the easiest ways to do so.
What Causes Teeth Discoloration?
Discoloration can be caused by a number of factors. The most common include:
- Stains from dark-colored foods and drinks
- Tobacco use
- Genetic predisposition
- Traumatic injury
- Certain diseases
- Poor oral hygiene
- Inadequate nutrition
- Vitamin deficiencies
What Involves in Professional Teeth Whitening?
Get whiter teeth with a professional teeth whitening procedure. In a professional teeth whitening procedure, a dentist applies a whitening gel to the teeth and then exposes them to a special lamp or light. The light activates the whitening gel, allowing it to achieve the desired whitening effects.
Patients may experience some tooth sensitivity after whitening, so it’s best to avoid consuming foods and beverages that are very hot or cold.
What are Other Teeth Whitening Options?
At-home whitening kits
There are two main at-home whitening kits: trays and strips. Trays are custom-made to fit your teeth, while the strips are pre-formed and need to be applied to the teeth. Both use whitening gel, and your teeth will be visibly whiter after a few days of use.
Trays are preferred because they fit your teeth better. However, the trays are more expensive, and you have to keep an eye on what you eat, so you don’t stain your trays.
The strips are easier to apply, but they only cover the front of your teeth.
Most whitening kinds of toothpaste have special ingredients, such as baking soda or hydrogen peroxide, that remove surface stains from your teeth. Unfortunately, these products won’t change the overall color or shade of your teeth.
What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening can often improve dental hygiene. Having a bright white smile can make a person’s teeth look healthier. This means that a person with stained or stained teeth may feel more motivated to brush and floss regularly. This will lead to better overall oral health, and the patient could be rewarded with a whiter smile! Other benefits include:
- Boosts self-esteem
- Improves your personal and professional relationships
- Makes you look younger and more attractive
- Improves your professional appearance
- Allows you to look your best
- Allows your smile to shine and stand out
To learn about our dental procedures, call Desert Mountain Dental at (520) 324-0100 and schedule an appointment or visit our Tucson dental office.