Teeth whitening is a procedure which can be done at home as well as in the dental clinic. For at home whitening, one needs a set of whitening trays which can fit over the teeth and gums of the patient. These are manufactured in the dental laboratory after taking an impression of the teeth and gums. These trays are worn after smearing them with a whitening agent for a given duration of time for a given number of days. Slowly, but surely, the teeth start to whiten. However, this process is not a permanent solution to the issue of teeth re-staining. Teeth which are whitened can get re-stained with time if proper care is not taken and dental hygiene rules and regulations not followed properly.
For preventing tooth sensitivity as well, it is best to brush to brush the teeth at least twice daily and for at least two minutes each time. Also, dental flossing on a regular basis, at least once in a day, is also very necessary. With this, the teeth become very clean and do not have any food particles lodged in between or at the base. Also, it is necessary not to eat food items like beetroot which can cause the teeth to re-stain. Too much intake of tea, coffee, red wine and other drinks and beverages too may result in teeth getting re-stained. Smoking and nicotine products’ use and overuse will cause have the same ill effect. Thus, if one does have such products, it is best to clean up the teeth soon after using them. Teeth whitening at home can also be done with whitening gums and toothpaste as well.
How is teeth whitening done in the dental clinic?
This is done with the use of laser beams. First and foremost, the teeth are prepped up. After this, a whitening agent is smeared over them. A laser beam of a given intensity for a given duration of time is passed over the whitening agent to sort of firm it up on the teeth. This procedure can be repeated once more to give it more effect. With this, the teeth become whiter by several degrees or grades. Teeth whitened in this manner too will not stay white permanently if they are not cared for properly. The bane of all teeth whitening treatment is the same – that it has to be followed up with very good and regular oral hygiene care and conditions. Otherwise, the teeth tend to get re-stained again and to result in teeth getting yellowed.
Another manner of teeth whitening is also with the use of dental veneers to give a sort of new cover to the teeth surface. Also, even dental caps and crowns which completely give a transformation to the face of the tooth or teeth work well for teeth whitening purposes. However, these caps, crowns, and veneers too will need a follow of good oral hygiene practices for them to work indefinitely.
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