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What you should know about teeth whitening

Do you have dark or stained teeth but don’t trust off-the-shelfwhitening kits at the drugstore? Then it is wise to have your teeth bleached at the dentist’s office. In this way, you are sure that the teeth whitening procedure is safe and will have long-lasting results.

The color of your teeth

The color of teeth is different for everyone. Some people naturally have whiter teeth than others. Also, your teeth are not all exactly the same color. It is possible that the color of a single tooth differs noticeably from the rest. Our teeth are made up of enamel and dentin. The thickness and color of your dentin determine the color of the tooth. The color of your dentin is genetically determined. Because canines have a thicker layer of dentin than the other teeth, they are often slightly yellower compared to the rest of our teeth.

What causes tooth discoloration?

Our teeth can become stained and discolored by drinking colored beverages such as coffee or red wine or as a result of smoking cigarettes. The formation of dentin continues even into old age, which can cause teeth to darken as we get older.The enamel which covers the dentin becomes thinner with wear, which makes it easier for dyes to penetrate from foods and drinks we ingest. If you are not happy with the current color of your teeth, you can choose to have them professionally whitened at our clinic.

The process of teeth bleaching

The best and safest way to achieve whiter teeth is to have them bleached by an experienced dentist. At our clinic, a dentist will first perform a comprehensive oral exam to make sure your teeth are free from cavities and the gums are healthy. Next, the current color of your teeth is assessed. Your dentist will then discuss with you the procedure and answer all of your questions.

There are different methods available to whiten the teeth. For example, teeth can be whitened from the inside or the outside. Teeth whitening from the inside is done with ‘dead’ teeth.The dentist opens the tooth and applies a bleaching agent inside the tooth. When the desired result is achieved, the paste is removed and the tooth sealed. External teeth whitening is done on healthy teeth. The dentist uses special bleaching agents to achieve a cleaner, brighter smile. Get in touch with us today to get your teeth whitened at an affordable rate.

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