Will veneers improve the appearance of my teeth?
13th April 2021
Patients often ask, "Will veneers improve my teeth?" For many people who are concerned about the appearance of their teeth,… read more
Safely, is the best answer. And professional tray-whitening is the solution. Although the enamel on our teeth is very strong – it has to be so we can bite and chew – it’s vulnerable too. Therefore, it makes sense to ask for professional advice. After all, while it’s true that many off us do want whiter teeth, we also want to keep our mouth healthy.
Whiter teeth definitely make us look younger. And, compared to other cosmetic treatments, tooth whitening is effective, it’s relatively cheap and, apart from a bit of tingling, painless. As our smile is one of the first things that most people notice, it’s worth making sure that it looks healthy and bright.
From off-white to darker shades of yellow, there’s a wide range of natural tooth colour. Over time, our tooth colour changes too. Drinking coffee or red wine, for example, causes external discolouration of our teeth. Sometimes illness, or the use of certain antibiotics, causes internal discolouration. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause just one tooth to darken. Your dentist will be able to identify the cause of discolouration and recommend how to proceed if you want whiter teeth. Sometimes a whitening treatment may be the answer, or perhaps a veneer is a better solution.
It’s simply not worth taking a risk. Although teeth re-mineralise when they’re healthy, once the enamel is damaged, it can’t regenerate.
DIY whitening kits sold legally over-the-counter, are not really strong enough to make much of a difference. On the other hand, those sold illegally are likely to cause harm. Without professionally made customised trays, the bleach, usually hydrogen peroxide, can leak into your mouth harming gum tissue or your lips.
There are a lot of whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes, on the market. They are useful as part of a regular oral hygiene routine. Flossing regularly also helps to dislodge plaque that builds up and darkens as it hardens into tartar. Using dental hygiene products helps keep our teeth clean and polishes the enamel too. Some even remove stains on the surface although they are unlikely to make a significant change to tooth colour.
Because we need to be careful not to weaken tooth enamel or harm sensitive gum and mouth tissue, patients can feel confident of a successful result when they invest in a tray-whitening system prescribed by a dentist.
Your dentist is the professional who understands teeth, and can give you advice about how to make them whiter, without damaging the protective enamel or sensitive gums. Most dentists offer tray-whitening.
There are different brands, and different strengths of gel, so treatment times vary. The process, however, is straightforward.
If you want whiter teeth, find your nearest SpaDental practice to arrange a tooth whitening consultation.
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