Thursday, 20 April 2017

Teeth Whitening for Pearly White Teeth

A set of sparkly clean, pearly white teeth is beyond mention, but they are pretty rare and tough to find. With our eating and other lifestyle habits, discoloured and yellow tinged teeth are an issue among the majority. With the advancement in dental technology these can be handled with procedures collectively called teeth whitening.
One of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening is not a single time procedure, it needs to be done periodically, to sustain the results. The colour of teeth is created by the reflection of light off the top layer of teeth called enamel. Enamel picks up stains easily and hence the discoloration.

Causes of teeth discoloration
As mentioned above, teeth discoloration occurs as a result of staining of the enamel. Enamel are also known to contain micro pores that holds stains. The major source of teeth staining is as described below: -
  • Tooth decay due to improper tooth care
  • Cigarette smoking and tobacco use
  • Constant use of beverages like tea, coffee, cola or wines.
  • Aging which darkens dentin
  • Intrinsic stains can develop due to overexposure to fluoride.
Teeth Whitening Methods
The method of teeth whitening is decided by the intensity of discoloration. The different teeth whitening options are as follows.
Whitening toothpastes – these toothpastes contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which helps in lightening the colour of teeth. They are useful in removing surface stains only.
Whitening gels, strips and rinses – they can be purchased from stores and helps in removing moderate stains. They are temporary stain removal techniques and might last only for days.
Laser teeth whitening – this is the most popular, quickest and effective way to remove deep stains. Also known as power whitening, the procedure involves adding bleaching agents to the discoloured teeth and heating them up with the help of laser, to stimulate their action. The procedure may be completed in an hour and offers long term results.

Ultimate Cosmetic Dental Centre, offers high quality treatments in cosmetic and conventional dentistry at affordable rates.

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