Teeth whitening has become one of the “must have” cosmetic surgery treatments of the past decade. However, because it forms part of the aesthetic side of dentistry the market has become rife with non medically approved whitening products.
From whitening strips to whitening toothpastes, even whitening salons claim to produce the “brite white smile” at cut costs.
The most important lesson that one must learn is that teeth darken with age and no amount of brushing will whiten them from the inside only strong gel used safetly by your cosmetic dentist will achive that bright white smile. More importantly, before any whitening is performed, your teeth need to be examined for decay, your gums assessed for disease and Xrays taken to detect these as well as a professional scale and polish to remove tartar that no whitening toothpaste will remove. Fillings and crowns do not change colour with beaching, so if an unauthorised person were to whiten your teeth with a stronger gel you would be left with yellow crowns and fillings in amongst white teeth, not to mention the pain and sensitivity caused by gel seeping into undiagnosed decay and in and around fragile gums damaging them irrepairably.
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