A set of sparkling white teeth is what we desire to have all through our lives, but just brushing regularly is not sufficient to maintain a shiny set of teeth. As we get older, the enamel portion( outermost layer of our teeth) weakens to an extent that the darker tissue present underneath is visible .
Apart from age, there are other ways in which our teeth get discoloured commonly observed in people who drink excessive wine, tea, coffee, smoke excessively, and those who have been taking certain medications like tetracycline from childhood.
Teeth bleaching or whitening procedure is performed to add extra sparkle to stained teeth.
How is a tooth bleaching procedure done?
There is no greater feeling than getting a teeth whitening procedure done. It is like having a brand new set of sparkling white teeth. It can be done in two ways:
- A bleaching product containing peroxide can bleach the tooth that is whiter than the original by at least 5 to 10 shades and it removes stains present on the surface and deep end of the tooth.
- Another type of teeth bleaching is called chairside bleaching, and the bleaching process happens within 30–60 minutes. A chairside bleaching procedure is done professionally by your dentist at a dental office .
Foods to avoid for maintaining sparkling white bleached teeth:
After getting your teeth bleached, in order to maintain pearly white teeth avoid certain acid and tannin-rich food and beverages such as sauces, berries and other richly colored foods, carbonated beverages, sports drinks, white and red wine, black tea and coffee.
Go for a dental check-up before deciding on teeth whitening:
It is important to go for a dental check-up before getting a teeth whitening procedure done, irrespective of whether you decide to do it at home or at the clinic. Your dentist will check for cavities or other gum diseases.
For a perfect smile contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington CT 06111 (860)-865-0056. Many people from Newville come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children. We also service patients from surrounding areas including Weathersfield, Southington and Farmington.