Have you ever wished you could have whiter and brighter teeth? If so, we have good news for you. You can easily achieve this goal with teeth whitening treatment. If you are considering teeth whitening, here are 6 things you should know:
1. Your teeth are porous
Because there are pores in your teeth, they may absorb colour from the substances you put in your mouth. Wine, coffee, cola or other drinks or food can cause your teeth to stain. Your teeth may also be stained from smoking. Brushing alone cannot remove these stains. With professional teeth whitening, the gel that is used in the process penetrates the teeth to get to the discoloured molecules. The oxygen that is found in this whitening gel then reacts with the discoloured molecules and breaks them up to gently remove stains.
2. Only real teeth can be whitened
Caps and veneers are made to match your natural teeth as much as possible. While they have the benefit of not being susceptible to stains, the downside is that they cannot be whitened If you ever decide to whiten your natural teeth after having them installed.
3. You might not be able to get perfectly white teeth
The colour of your teeth is determined from birth. Teeth whitening can only remove stains that have accumulated over time. The procedure cannot lighten the actual colour of your teeth. So, if your teeth were not perfectly white, to begin with, it is not possible to get them perfectly white from teeth whitening.
4. It is normal to have sensitivity following teeth whitening
Teeth sensitivity is the most reported side effect of teeth whitening. When teeth are whitened they become temporarily dehydrated. This affects their ability to insulate the nerves from temperature changes. As a result, you may notice sensitivity when you have hot or cold food and beverages. You may also experience sensitivity to air or general discomfort.
5. Teeth whitening will not cause damage to your teeth
When done by a professional, teeth whitening is an extremely safe proced ure. The active ingredients that are used temporarily open the pores in your teeth to remove stains. While demineralization and dehydration will occur, your teeth will naturally rehydrate and replenish minerals after the procedure.
6. Teeth whitening can have immediate results
It can take some time before you get your desired result with at-home whitening treatments. However, if you choose to have your teeth whitened at the dentist you may see a difference immediately after the treatment.
Are you searching for a dental clinic that performs teeth whitening in Surrey?
If you are in Surrey and want to get your teeth whitened, book an appointment to come see us at Newton Village Dental Clinic. Our experienced and talented dental team will help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.