Who doesn’t desire a set of pearly white teeth? Your smile is the first thing someone notices in you and we all would want to make the best first impression! Teeth whitening is the simplest cosmetic dentistry procedure that can be undertaken in as less than 1 hour. Here are some myths and facts about teeth whitening.
Myth #: Teeth Whitening Is Permanent.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution, your teeth have a tendency to discolour again with time. The more you follow instructions given by your dentist to avoid certain food stuff, the longer your results can last. If your looking at something more permanent, you can consider getting Dental Veneers done.
Myth #2: Teeth Whitening cannot be done if my teeth discolour again.
Not true, teeth Whitening can be safely done every 6 months, depending on the extent of discolouration. Sometimes a simple touch up with a teeth whitening home kit made by your cosmetic dentist is more than sufficient.
Myth #3: Teeth Whitening Damages The Enamel.
Absolutely Not! Teeth Whitening , irrespective of whether laser teeth whitening, Zoom teeth whitening or teeth whitening at home using bleaching trays has no effect on teeth enamel. Teeth Whitening happens by a process known as oxidation which does not damage your teeth.
Myth #4: Teeth Whitening will make my teeth sensitive.
Immediately after teeth whitening, your teeth may be a little sensitive for about a day or two. This can be immediately managed with the help of a desensitising tooth paste and resolves quickly without any long term effects.
Myth #5: It is impossible to whiten teeth with fillings
While fillings cannot be whitened, this can be easily resolved by updating your fillings after the whitening by choosing the fillings matching the color of your teeth enamel
Myth #6: Teeth whitening will remove all stains and give me whiter teeth
Teeth whitening occurs by a process known as oxidation, while this lightens your teeth, certain stains such as dark brown spots or chalky white spots will not disappear. Your dentist will do a thorough clinical examination to determine if teeth whitening would be the best option for you or alternately suggest you any other treatment that would be a better option such as teeth veneers.
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