Four Benefits of Teeth Whitening

June 1, 2020

The teeth discolor because of both external and internal factors. External factors affect enamel and include food, drinks, and smoking. Intrinsic stains affect the dentine and are caused by factors like age and certain medications. Although you don’t have control over the changing dentine, you can remove stains from the enamel and refresh your teeth appearance.

The use of teeth whitening treatments has increased drastically. People are using both home remedies and cosmetic products from the drug store to whiten the teeth. However, for the best results, professional teeth whitening is an ideal option. Here are four benefits of getting professional teeth whitening in Hempstead.

1. You, Will, Get a Thorough Whitening

When you come for your teeth whitening in Huntington, our dentist will examine your teeth. Next, a deep cleaning is done to remove any plaque buildup (which causes the teeth to darken). Teeth cleaning also helps to prevent decay and maintain the health of your gums.

The dentist will then apply a teeth whitening solution to bleach them.

2.Effective Whitening Results

Teeth whitening products contain a whitening agent, mostly hydrogen peroxide. Cosmetic whitening products contain either too little or too much hydrogen peroxide that can give unsatisfactory results. Furthermore, some may affect the enamel and cause it to discolor hence worsening the situation.

Professional teeth whitening contains a higher dosage of hydrogen peroxide which has proven to be effective. The treatment also delivers satisfactory results in a relatively short time.

Sometimes, the dentist may recommend more than one dental visit to remove the stains. But, in most cases, you need only one teeth whitening treatment.

You can also get take-home kits that can help you maintain the results at home. Talk to a cosmetic dentist near you for more information on the professional at-home kits.

3.No Gum Sensitivity

Cosmetic teeth whitening kits are known to cause gum sensitivity and discoloration. During your teeth whitening treatment, the dentist will apply a protective gel on your gums to protect them from sensitivity.

You may, however, experience slight tooth sensitivity after the teeth whitening procedure, but it clears after a short time.

4.Customized Whitening Treatments

At-home whitening products such as toothpaste are generalized and may impair your results if you have severe teeth discoloration. Professional teeth whitening procedures are customized to fit your specific dental problem. The dentist will apply the whitening solution based on the severity of the stains.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are DIY Home Remedies Effective in Whitening the Teeth

A majority of people today use products like baking soda and activated charcoal to whiten their teeth. Baking soda can remove mild tooth stains, but may also affect the enamel if used for long. Furthermore, it does not contain fluoride which is effective in reversing cavities.

Activated charcoal is safe, but no research exists to indicate that it produces any whitening results.

Lemon use has also been on the rise, but the acid attacks the enamel and causes it to weaken. Moreover, it may cause the enamel to discolor, worsening the situation.

Talk to our dentist before using these home products for whitening your teeth, especially if you have severe discoloration or an existing dental problem.

Q. Does Use a Higher Dosage of Whitening Agent Effective?

No. Although most people assume using products with high hydrogen peroxide offers great results, they don’t. High doses of hydrogen peroxide affect the enamel causing it to weaken. Furthermore, the whitening results are different on everyone, and no guarantee that using a high dosage will get you better results.

Q. How Long Do the Whitening Results Last?

Teeth whitening is not permanent and can last between 12 and 18 months. Avoiding coffee and tea consumption can make the results last for longer.

Also, ensure you get regular dental checkups and cleanings to remove plaque buildup. Plaque is the sticky and thin layer that accumulates on the teeth surfaces affecting your breath and can cause the teeth to darken.

Make an Appointment

Teeth whitening treatment is an effective solution for removing severe dental stains. Visit Kane Dental Care for your professional whitening treatment and many other dental services.