Overview of Teeth Whitening Treatments


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Sep 3, 2012
Writer is a Digital Marketing Executive in Reach Me Faster, a digital media agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing and PPC Advertising with Google Adwords, Microsoft Bing Ads and Facebook Ads. It is no secret that shining white teeth make you look great when you smile. A beautiful smile adds that extra bit to your personality. But, what if your smile revealed something which you are desperately trying to hide – it’s your teeth I am talking about, which have developed yellow patches or black spots due to too much smoking or other bad habits. Smiling and laughing is a natural phenomenon and you tend to do it unconsciously. So, it is most unlikely that you will be able to hide it from others for long. Thankfully, there is a simple solution to this complex problem in the form of teeth whitening products. Modern medicine has come up with a plethora of new products that help you regain the lost glow and shine of your teeth. WHAT MAKES TEETH LOSE THEIR COLOR? It has a lot to do with your diet and your age. The enamel on teeth becomes thinner and more transparent with age and the internal coating, called dentin, and appears darker. The colored liquids like coffee, tea and other soft drinks which you absorb throughout your life also contribute towards color loss of your teeth. HOME WHITENERS One of the key ingredients in most home teeth whiteners is Peroxide. Peroxide is a bleaching agent that is safe for the mouth. It form bubbles on enamel of the teeth that lift away marks. A higher content of peroxide in your teeth whitener, means, your teeth will become whiter and the whiteness will last longer. However, there is a negative effect of using too much of peroxide. Bleaching molecules present in peroxide gets trapped inside the nerve passageways, triggering augmented, though brief, and tooth sensitivity. 3D Crest White, Smile4you and Nonwhite are some of the popular teeth whitening products. Home whitening process helps your teeth turn at least a couple of shades lighter. If you find no change, then it is most likely that the discoloration lies in the inner part of your, and in that case, bleaching is not a good enough option. Teeth WHITENERS Side effects There are three groups, classified by the dentists, who are not supposed to use home whitening measures. Those, whose teeth are sensitive to cold, Those who have feeling on their front teeth, and Individuals, whose enamel appears to be more gray than normal TEETH WHITENING AT A DENTIST Dental teeth whitening treatment doesn’t happen overnight. You will need to make several visits to your dentist over a period of few months. The dentist will take an imprint of your teeth, he will then make a mouth guard and would advise you, on how to use it with bleaching powder or gel. Using the mouth guard, you need to regularly apply the gel for a period of over three to five weeks. If you can leave the whitening gel on for up to eight hours at a stretch, then it will take less time to get the desired shade for your teeth.