Everyone wants a healthy smile and for that, you have to take the utmost care maintain your teeth. However, there are some factors due to which you may not be able to keep a healthy and a white smile. Some are natural while some can be due to some accident and others due to the ill maintenance of the teeth.
So what is the solution for this?
There are various teeth whitening treatments available today which you can make use of. But again the treatment depends on your teeth. For e.g.-genetics, hygiene, the past dental work also plays an important part. Tooth whitening does not work on crowns and veneers. There can be of course some side effects also, like tooth sensitivity.
But, on the whole according to experts as long as you take care of it and proper precautions for your teeth whitening cab have comparatively good benefits.
So how does whitening works?
With the help of whitening, the stains can be removed from your teeth which are normally caused by tea or it changes the colour of the dentin. (Dentin is the bulk of the tooth beneath the enamel)
If you don’t want to go for a full proof whitening treatment there are whitening toothpaste available. Of course, the effect is not that strong and the visible effect is pretty minimal. If you want to try whitening toothpaste route ensure that it is not causing damage to your teeth enamel and is approved by the Indian Dental Association.
If you actually want to change the colour of the dentin then it requires bleaching. It has a more lasting effect and makes teeth shades three-five times lighter and the colour can last for about 3 years.
Does whitening work on all teeth?
Probably not. You have to get an x-ray done to examine how the whitening procedure really works for you. Plus your habits also play a very important role. Excessive consumption of tobacco, cold drinks, very hot or very cold beverages can also have a drastic effect on your teeth and in such cases, whitening will work that positively. It also won’t be effective if it is caused by medications or a tooth injury. Similarly, if you have a ceramic veneers treatment it can be a bit tough to get a whitening treatment done.
Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?
Teeth Whitening may develop teeth sensitivity and may affect the nerve of your tooth.
Excessive whitening can also damage your enamel or gums so take the accurate precautions and do thorough research before going for a teeth whitening treatment.
So should you ever go for teeth whitening?
A teeth whitening treatment will help you give a smile makeover and the effect will last for at least around 3 years as mentioned above, however you have to be extra cautious after the treatment
- Brush your teeth at least twice with good fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly.