It is natural for our teeth to wear off from their natural color. The primary cause of discolored teeth is the consumption of certain food and beverages such as coffee, tea, wine, and soda. Cosmetic dentistry has given an opportunity to allow patients to retain and bring back that natural shine and color of their teeth with the help of a procedure known as Teeth Whitening.
What is Teeth Whitening?
The most popular type of dental cosmetic procedure, teeth whitening helps to get rid of staining and discoloration from the surface of the teeth. This is a common procedure as it helps in achieving a natural glowing appearance on the teeth.
Why should one seek this procedure?
Everyone has a natural layer of teeth called enamel. The enamel is the outer layer of the teeth. It covers an inner layer called dentin that is within the teeth. Every time light rays are reflected off the outer layer of the teeth, that is when we notice their natural color.
Our enamel has tiny pores on it which are capable of trapping stains from food and beverages. Hence, this can eventually destroy the teeth’s natural color. This is why we recommend that you get teeth whitening done.
Some of the possible reasons for staining are the following:
- Frequent use of tobacco.
- Regular consumption of tea, coffee, wine, etc.
- Irregular cleansing of the teeth.
What is the procedure involved?
The cosmetic procedure will first begin with a thorough examination of the teeth. The teeth will undergo a cleaning procedure where bacteria and plaque are removed, thereby ensuring that the teeth are free of any bacteria. Whitening products will not do well when applied to damaged teeth or even restorations.
A teeth whitening procedure is known to borrow only minutes from a patient’s busy schedule. In certain cases where the patient finds it comfortable to have the procedure done at home, dentists can provide them with custom fabricated dental-grade-plastic. These trays make sure that the gel stays in contact with the teeth for a longer time, thereby getting off the stains. The gel will have to be used as instructed by your dentist.
Book at an appointment with us and we shall instruct you on how it is done.