Many factors might contribute to the gradual discolouration of our teeth. If you are self-conscious about the yellowing of your teeth and would want to restore their lustre, teeth whitening might be a terrific alternative for you.
Whiter teeth are a sign of good oral hygiene. If you want to lighten your teeth, you may choose from a variety of teeth whitening procedures offered by your dentist. Painlessly restore your teeth’s natural whiteness with Super Smile Dental’s teeth whitening procedures.
A Whiter Smile Starts With Good Oral Health
Stains and discolouration of the teeth can occur for a variety of causes as time passes. Some yellowing and staining are normal and easily remedied by brushing, while some cases need more intensive treatment.
Listed below are some typical causes of tooth discolouration:
Foods & Beverages
Teeth discolouration can be brought on by many different things, including coffee, tea, red wine, sports drinks, soda, highly pigmented meals like berries, and sauces like tomato, curry, and soy. These items stain teeth because they include chromogens, which are highly pigmented colour molecules that bind to tooth enamel.
Dentin is the tooth tissue that lies directly under the protective enamel. This layer is more vulnerable to the wear and tear that comes with regular brushing and the consumption of sugary or highly acidic meals because of its softer nature. The more dentin that becomes visible, the more yellow your teeth will seem.
The nicotine and tar in cigarettes and other tobacco products discolour teeth. Nicotine is colourless until it reacts with oxygen, while tar is always black. The combination of these two poisons with the smoke will stain the surface of your teeth and turn them yellow.
Teeth discolouration is a common adverse effect of numerous pharmaceuticals, including antihistamines, hypertension drugs, and antipsychotics coupled with radiation and chemotherapy.
The Science Behind Teeth Whitening.
To whiten one’s teeth, one needs just to use a bleaching product or an alternative method. Products that bleach your teeth use peroxides like hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide to eliminate both superficial and deep stains. The peroxide in bleaching treatments works by dissolving the stains on your teeth, making the yellow hue less intense and your teeth seem much whiter. Using bleaching chemicals, you can whiten your teeth much more than their normal colour would allow.
Different Methods of Teeth Bleaching
Your dentist will propose the best teeth whitening method for you after considering your preferences, dental history, and budget. Teeth whitening services are available both in-office and as take-home kits.
Our dental staff can whiten your teeth professionally in approximately an hour. We’re going to put a peroxide-heavy tooth-whitening gel on your teeth. Many dentists advocate for in-office teeth whitening since it is a safe and effective process.
We will cover your lips, gums, and tongue with a protective barrier to ensure that the whitening gel stays where it should be (on your teeth) throughout the whitening procedure. If you’d like, we can also create custom take-home whitening trays for you to use after the operation.
Many tooth whitening products are available without a prescription from your local drugstore. The product is simple to use and can help you save money on your whitening needs. Products for use at home often have less peroxide than those available from dentists, but they can also be just as effective if given enough time.
Is There Anything Wrong With Whitening My Teeth?
Teeth whitening methods, particularly those involving high-strength in-office whitening, are not without the potential for negative effects. White spots on the gum line, sensitivity to cold, sore throat, and gum soreness are the most typical adverse reactions after tooth bleaching. Whitening products may penetrate the tooth enamel and reach the sensitive dentin layer underneath, potentially causing irritation.
There is no permanent damage, and any symptoms you have should go away within a few days. If undesirable symptoms continue, dental attention should be sought immediately. Always read the instructions on whitening products carefully and see your dentist if you have any questions or concerns about the safety of whitening your teeth at home.
When Should I Whiten My Teeth?
Whitening your teeth is safe for the vast majority of individuals, although it works best on those with just slight discolouration. Brown and grey tooth discolouration, for example, cannot be whitened away. Whitening is also ineffective in the following cases:
- Bleaching products will not work on your front teeth if you have synthetic crowns, fillings, caps, dental veneers, or dental bonding.
- If you have false teeth, your dentist should clean them professionally rather than whiten them.
- Discolouration of the teeth caused by trauma or medicine can be treated.
- Patients with disorders including tetracycline stains, sensitive teeth, damaged enamel, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD), and bruxism may have a more difficult time with the whitening process (grinding of teeth).
You Should Still Check With Your Dentist To See Whether Tooth Whitening Is An Option.
Super Smile Dental is here to address any concerns you may have regarding teeth whitening, whether you are considering whitening your teeth or just want to understand more about the procedure. Get in touch with us right away if you have any questions or would want to set up a consultation.