It is a fact that every day we place huge demands on our smiles, from the foods we eat and what we drink, to smoking tobacco and even the way we brush our teeth. We might not realize the punishment our teeth take on a daily basis, and so it’s little wonder that our smiles can look tired and dull after a time. Cosmetic dentistry techniques, such as teeth whitening, can help to revitalize a tired-looking smile and help to remove those dingy, yellowed stains that can blight even the most attractive of smiles.
Tooth whitening is a very popular method of cosmetic dentistry; it is a simple solution to the problem of dull, discolored teeth and there are a range of different techniques available, from over-the-counter treatments, to professional tooth whitening at the hands of a cosmetic dentist.
Cosmetic dentistry techniques, such as teeth whitening, can help to revitalize a tired-looking smile and help to remove those dingy, yellowed stains that can blight even the most attractive of smiles.
The simplest form of treatment involves using a specially formulated tooth-whitening toothpaste. These pastes, while cleaning and strengthening teeth in the same fashion as normal toothpastes, can take a long period of time before results become noticeable.
Over-the-counter tooth whitening kits can be bought from most drug stores. They consist of an applicator tray and a bleaching solution; the patient pours the solution into the applicator and then wears the applicator over their teeth for a period of time. While this method offers better results than toothpaste, the end result can often fall short of the desired one, due to applicators not being custom-fit to the to the patient’s mouth, or an insufficient strength solution.
A professional cosmetic dentist treatment often yields the best return, and the desired results can often be quicker than over-the-counter methods. This is because the cosmetic dentist can create a custom applicator that fits snugly over the patient’s teeth, ensuring optimal contact between the teeth and the solution. The bleaching solution can also be formulated exactly to best tackle the levels of staining, offering even better outcomes.
Same-day tooth whitening through the use of special light-activated gels and lasers is another option for those desiring a brighter smile in a short amount of time.
There are some types of staining which are intrinsic, and occur beneath the surface of the tooth’s enamel. In these instances, tooth whitening treatments might not be suitable and so another cosmetic dentistry procedure, such as veneers, might be recommended.
To learn more about your teeth whitening options, contact our skilled team at Euro Dental Studio today.