Teeth that are white can make a smile look healthy and more attractive. There are some people who are born with naturally white and healthy-looking teeth; however, not everyone is blessed with pearly-white teeth. Stained teeth make a smile look unhealthy and unattractive, and can make one look a lot older.
Several factors contribute to stains and dark discolourations on the surface of teeth, including:
Drinking beverages that stain the teeth, like tea, soda, or coffee.
Smoking cigarettes and using tobacco products
Medicines that cause teeth stains
Teeth whitening treatments effectively remove the discolourations and stains on the teeth, to make the smile look a lot brighter and healthier. In-office professional teeth whitening treatments can give dramatic results in approximately one hour; these treatments are very safe as they are administered and managed by a dentist inside the dental clinic. A patient can go to an appointment to have his teeth whitened, and leave the clinic with a more beautiful and brighter smile after just one hour.
The in-office treatment uses a whitening gel or solution that is applied to the teeth. The gel is proven to be safe, and any teeth sensitivity issues can be addressed by the dentist who can make adjustments to the whitening solution. Once the teeth are covered with the gel, its whitening ingredients will be activated using a special bright light. After just an hours treatment time, the teeth are dramatically whitened and the smile made more attractive.
Take-home teeth whitening kits or trays are another option for achieving whiter teeth. These take-home trays are available from the dentist, who can adjust the whitening solution according to the convenience and sensitivity level unique to each patient. A customised tray will be created for the patient, and this tray will be used for the application of the whitening solution to the teeth. Visible results can be expected after a few days or weeks. Take-home teeth whitening trays offer an ideal option for those who would like to whiten their teeth in the privacy of their own home, at the time that is most convenient for them.
Teeth whitening treatments can dramatically improve the appearance of the smile, since stains and discolourations are unsightly marks that reduce the beauty of the smile. Once the stains and discolourations are removed, the smile looks a lot brighter and healthier. Whiter teeth can boost ones self-confidence, as there is no need to be embarrassed anymore with dull or dark-coloured teeth. The removal of stains on the teeth surfaces can also prevent tooth decay and other dental problems from worsening.