Understanding the Teeth Whitening Procedure

Several factors can cause teeth to yellow. These include excessive amounts of the following: coffee or tea consumption, cigarette smoking, and intake of certain types of medications. Some medical conditions also contribute to yellow teeth, like celiac disease or diabetes. If you are suffering from yellow teeth, there is an easy solution for this particular oral problem: All you have to do is visit a cosmetic dentistry practitioner in your area and ask about teeth whitening.

What can teeth whitening do for you?

Studies show that having whiter teeth improves self-confidence and boosts social life. With teeth whitening, you can expect to see your teeth turn a lighter hue instantly. For better results though, you may have to schedule more than one teeth whitening visit with your cosmetic dentist.

What about at-home teeth whitening products?

You may have heard that you can use over-the-counter teeth whitening products to whiten your teeth at home. Your dentist can direct you about their proper use, but it would be wise to avoid them altogether and have teeth whitening performed by your dentist instead. The reason is that over-the-counter home products usually contain low bleaching agent concentrations, which means you’ll have to purchase a lot and use a greater than usual amount of it before you can achieve the results you want.

Ideally, teeth whitening should be done every six months. Nevertheless, if your teeth turn an abnormal color earlier than that, make an appointment to see your dentist immediately.

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