Does teeth whitening work?

Does it work?

Teething whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, in which a bleachingA cosmetic dental procedure that whitens the teeth using a bleaching solution. agent or laser is used to whiten the natural enamelHard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth. of your teeth. Over time your enamel becomes naturally discoloured and starts to look more yellow. In some cases, yellow teeth can be self-inflicted if you neglect your dental routine and have a poor diet. DecayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure. can cause the colour of the tooth to change as the enamel gets worn away.

Tooth whitening does work but it depends on the method you choose to use. Professional teeth whitening in dentist surgeries with a qualified dental professional can give you longer lasting and excellent result. This is usually through a bleaching agent that is applied over 2 to 4 weeks.

However, over the counter teeth whitening sets tend to be disappointing as they lack the necessary amount of whitening product to have a huge effect on the colour of your teeth and the results may be inconsistent. Furthermore, you should not have your teeth whitened by anyone who isn’t a professional. Some beauty salons offer tooth whitening, however, they are not qualified to undertake the treatment and as a result, there could be issues, such as the whitening liquid seeping out of a mouthguard and blistering your skin. Dentists use mouthguards that we perfectly fit your mouth, something beauty salons may not offer.

Teeth whitening can be a huge success; however, you must trust the dental professionals with the procedure.

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