“Did you know… The most common complaint people have about their teeth is their color. There are a lot of whitening products on the market, so it is important to discuss your teeth whitening options with your dentist.”
There are many things that can affect the color of your teeth, and that’s where teeth whitening can help. Most people believe discoloration is due to plaque and dirt, but that is not always the case. You might notice that your teeth become discolored due to the food and drinks you consume. Using tobacco can really stain your teeth. Sometimes medications and injuries can change the color of your teeth. It is really important to understand why your teeth are discolored so that you can find the best way to treat them with a professional teeth whitening.
How a teeth whitener works…
Teeth whitening treatments use bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which breaks up stains into smaller pieces. This makes them harder to see, making your teeth brighter. However, bleaches do not work on all teeth, so it is important to talk to your dentist before you bleach your teeth.
It’s important to know that teeth whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns, or fillings that were originally made to match your teeth’s natural color. They also do not always work on discoloration caused by certain medications.
There are many options when it comes to teeth whitening methods, including kinds of toothpaste, at-home bleaching, and bleaching in our office. Each one works differently and varies in effectiveness and safety. For this reason, you should talk to us before you decide to bleach your teeth.
There are times when the bleach in the product can affect your enamel. This irritates the nerves, making your teeth and gums really sensitive. This usually goes away, but if you overuse whiteners, they can cause lasting damage, so if you are having any problems, you need to see your dentist.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening, don’t hesitate to contact your local Woodridge dentist today at (630) 985-9787.
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