Dental bleaching is commonly referred to as teeth whitening, and it is a common procedure in dentistry. People have different shades of tooth enamel, so not everyone’s teeth will be as white as others. Those with professions that require them to be in front of an audience are often the most frequent seekers of dental bleaching. The smile is one of the first impressions most people get from others, therefore people who are required to speak or perform in front of others are generally more aware of their teeth.
There are different types of bleaching methods; some must be done in the dentist’s office while others may be done at home. With a diet low in stain-causing foods and beverages, results can be quite remarkable. In-office bleaching procedures are done by the dentist or hygienist painting on a layer of a bleaching agent and then curing it with a special light for up to 15 minutes. People generally see the most rapid and dramatic results from in-office whitening treatments. However, these are also the most expensive methods, which is why many people try other options.
At-home whitening procedures vary in form. There are plastic trays with an oxidizing agent that is placed in the mouth for a short period of time that provide quick results. There are whitening strips that are placed on the front teeth, left for up to 30 minutes, and then removed. Strips are the most common form of teeth whitening product in the U.S.; they are affordable and easy to use. There are also a wide variety of whitening toothpastes available that will help to remove surface stains, but do not provide the bleaching affect that many of the other options provide.
Dental bleaching has been around for centuries. Most people care about their appearance and want to make a lasting good impression on those they meet. If teeth whitening is in your future, talk to your Cumming dentist about your options and brighten your smile!
Posted on behalf of Nukoa Family Dentistry
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