Teeth whitening can be done at home as well as in the dental clinic. At home, this is done with the use of dental trays. These are manufactured in the dental laboratory after taking the imprints of the teeth and gums. These are taken home, smeared with a whitening agent and worn over the gums and teeth for a given duration of time for a given number of days. Slowly, but surely, the teeth start to whiten and eventually become whiter by several degrees. However, this is not a permanent solution to this issue of teeth staining and yellowing.
Several over the counter preparations are also available for teeth whitening. These include whitening gums and whitening toothpaste. The whitening gums need to be chewed upon for some time each day and the whitening toothpaste, as is obvious, are used during the time of brushing the teeth.
How is teeth whitening done in the dental clinic?
For this, first, the teeth are prepped up. Then a whitening agent is smeared on them. A laser beam is passed over these at a given intensity for a given duration of time. This procedure may be repeated once more for best possible results. The whitening agents sort of gets glued onto the surface of the teeth, thereby whitening them by several degrees. However, this too is not a permanent solution to this whole issue.
What after care is needed after teeth whitening to ensure best possible results?
It is advisable to take precautions after teeth whitening is done. It is best to not eat foods like beet root which can cause the teeth to stain again. Also, intake of drinks like red wine, tea, and coffee in large amounts will re-stain the teeth. Also, smoking and intake of nicotine-related products will cause re-staining of the teeth to happen. Poor oral hygiene habits like not brushing teeth twice daily for at least two minutes each time too will result in re-staining. Thus, maintain good oral hygiene for the teeth whitening action to last as long as is possible.
Also, try to go in for dental flossing at least once in a day. Also, it is best to brush the teeth each time after food or drinks are taken. However, this may not be possible all the time. At such times, then it is best to at least go in for thorough rinsing of the mouth. Make it a point to go to the dentist for check-ups on a regular basis so that he or she can recommend any course of action which should be taken for this purpose. Sometimes, he or she may advise professional cleaning to make sure that any hidden or stuck food particles and the like need to be scaled out of the teeth and gums. Or he may advise some other kind of treatment as well to ensure that your pearlies stay white for as long as is possible.
For more details contact: Stamford Dental Spa 124 Broad Street Stamford, 06901. Call: (203) 628-2077.