More and more people are dreaming of a Hollywood smile that will give us confidence and make us feel more attractive. In today's article we will focus on facts and myths about teeth whitening.
Facts about teeth whitening
- Teeth whitening can be painful.
Unfortunately, it can happen that some people will be sensitive to teeth whitening, which causes pain. This is due to the contact of teeth with bleach substances. For a few days or even weeks the tooth can "react" to heat and cold. It is a good idea to use sensitive toothpaste.
- Before the bleaching it is recommended to remove the tartar.
Tartar is a habitat for bacteria and therefore is not subject to lightening. Prior to whitening, You shouldr emove the tartar from the dentition to bring the expected effect. Anyway, it is worth to remove the tartar once every six months because it may cause periodontitis and oral problems.
- After the teeth whitening You should follow a special diet.
To maintain the teeth whitening effect for a long time, it is advisable to follow the so-called "white diet". It involves consuming white, colorless foods such as kefir, natural yoghurt, rice, apples. If you want to keep a snow-white smile, we should stop smoking cigarettes as quickly as possible, and eat blueberry, beet or red wine.
Myths about tooth whitening
- The effects of teeth whitening are permanent.
The teeth whitening treatment should be repeated once in a while (not more often than once a half year), since bleaching does not eliminate the discoloration of the enamel. The effect largely depends on the method chosen and on individual habits. For example, a patient who does not smoke does not drink red wine and coffee has the chance to maintain the results of whitening for a long time. Noteworthy is the regular and appropriate oral hygiene - brushing after each meal, cleaning with dental floss and rinsing with special liquids.
- Teeth whitening is only possible in the dentist's office (Dubai).
This is not true, we can whiten our teeth at home using whitening strips. Remember, however, that the effects will not be as permanent as after bleaching at the dentist. The dentist uses a higher concentration of whitening agents, which, in turn, penetrate deeper into the structure of the tooth. As you may guess, the result is faster and more durable. Still, the cost of such a treatment is higher than the purchase of teeth whitening strips.
- Each kind of teeth can whiten.
However, teeth whitening is not possible every time and in case of each kind of teeth. Before undertaking the treatment (for example in Dubai), You should consult your dentist to make sure that all the teeth are cured, that you have no inflammation of the gums, or that the dentine is hypersensitive. In this case, you must first cure any ailments so that you can then undergo a whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening treatment is not recommended for children or pregnant women.