Everyone wishes to flash enviable pearly whites but not everyone is naturally blessed with white teeth. Moreover, poor oral hygiene routine, staining food items, and erosion of enamel can lead to discoloration. Even smoking can stain your teeth.
However, people can now take resort to teeth whitening procedures and flaunt their smile confidently. But there are few myths related to teeth whitening which needs to be clarified.
With advanced dental procedures now it’s possible for people with teeth sensitivity to get teeth whitening done. You can discuss the options with your dentist and get all your queries and doubts resolved. Desensitizing gels, rubber guards for gums, or special toothpaste for sensitivity can help.
The dentist can perform safe teeth whitening without harming your enamel. It is a misconception that whitening requires you to remove the outer most layer enamel from the teeth exposing the inner white layer. The dentist make use of bleach which makes the pores on teeth open and let the cleaning agent get inside the teeth. The pores the then closed within few days.
The whitening treatment doesn’t offer permanent results and needs regular maintenance. The results of whitening last for 2 years. The whitening removes old stains but doesn’t prevent the future stains. You can prevent staining by avoiding food and beverages such as coffee, wine, smoking, blueberries and visiting your dentist at regular intervals.
Whitening is not suitable for everyone and you must consult your dentist to find out if you are the right candidate for whitening. If you have grayish tint instead of yellowish, the whitening may not work for you.
All whitening procedures are not the same and home kits can’t ever offer professional results. No toothpaste can work wonders or significant whiteness as professional bleaching can.