Teeth whitening in Framingham, Southborough, Sudbury, Ashland, Natick, Sherborn, Metrowest
You will not find a person who wouldn’t like to have a bright white smile. There are a variety of products and procedures nowadays to help you improve the look of your teeth.
Most people are satisfied with just the sparkle they get from brushing teeth twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, cleaning between their teeth once a day and the regular cleanings at dentist’s. If you want to go beyond this and make your smile look even brighter, you should consider all of the options available.
You may want to get your teeth whitened for a number of reasons. All people are different; so is our hair and skin colour, and so do our teeth. There are only few people who have brilliant-white teeth, and even their teeth can become more discoloured as they get older.
Everyday your teeth are stained on the surface by food and such drinks as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant. Smoking also stains teeth significantly.
There are some other factors besides staining that can affect the color of a person’s teeth. Genetics can play a big role. For example, some people have naturally brighter enamel than others. One of the factors can be a disease, and certain medications can cause a discoloration of the teeth. If there is a possibility that there is an underlying medical cause for your teeth discoloration, don’t forget to tell your cosmetic dentist about it.
Teeth have nerves and blood vessels inside them. If they are damaged (because of decay, or if the teeth are knocked) the tooth may get darker.
Diseases and medicines can cause some types of staining. For example, if a type of antibiotic called tetracycline is given to children whose teeth are still developing, their adult teeth may form with a yellow or greenish trace.
Teeth whitening is a chemical process that is used to lighten the color of the patient's teeth. The procedure can be performed either in the cosmetic dentist's office or by the patient in his home, using materials provided by the dentist. The home method allows the patient to save some time from having to make an office visit for each treatment.
If you are a candidate for teeth whitening, your dentist may offer a procedure that can be done in his office. This procedure is known as chairside teeth whitening and often requires more than one office visit. Each visit takes approximately from 30 minutes to one hour.
The lasting period of the effects of whitening is up to three years. But it varies from person to person. The effect will last shorter if you smoke, or eat or drink products that can stain your teeth. Ask your dentist for their opinion and advice before starting the treatment.
Teeth whitening is able to only lighten your existing tooth colour. And it is also important to know that it only works on natural teeth. It will not work on any types of ‘false’ teeth such as dentures, crowns and veneers.
If your dentures are stained or discoloured, visit your dentist and clean them. Stained veneers, crowns or dentures in some cases need replacing; ask your dentist about it too.
Probably you have noticed that not all of your teeth are the same natural color. Eye teeth is usually darker than the others, front teeth are typically the whitest, and molars tend to be a shade between the two. Everyone should achieve their individual optimum whiteness but still make teeth look natural. During your first consultation you will discuss with the dentist what result you want to get. Still the whitening will vary from many factors. The structure of your teeth and the type of implemented procedure will affect the outcome.
As people grow older their teeth can become darker naturally. Tooth decay, fillings and tartar build-up also provide discolouration.
There are many ways to improve the appearance of discoloured teeth. Regularly visit your dentist or to have your teeth scaled and polished. This procedure involves removing any tartar that has built up. Your dentist will also give you a professional advice about preventing tooth decay.
Today there are a variety of teeth whitening options available. Among the most common ones are the counter whitening systems, whitening tooth paste, and the latest high tech option- laser tooth whitening. For maximum effects peroxide is usually the agent resorted to.
The currently available tooth whitening options are:
Office bleaching procedures.
At- home bleaching kits.
Bonding- A composite resin that is molded onto the tooth to change its color and to reshape it.
The resin material can stain and chip with the passage of time.
Porcelain veneers- Shell like porcelain facings are bonded onto stained teeth. They are used to whiten, reshape, or lengthen teeth and will need at least two appointments.
Whitening tooth pastes- these effectively keep the teeth cleaner and therefore looking whiter. Some of them may be more abrasive than others. The stronger tooth pastes rely more on abrasion to remove external stains than changing the color of teeth.
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