5 Things to Know About Whitening Before Getting It Done

5 Things to Know About Whitening Before Getting It Done

Posted by Covington Dentistry on Aug 8 2016, 01:58 PM

Let us always meet every circumstance of life with a beautiful smile. When you smile, people around you get a positive feeling. However, everyone is concerned with smile imperfections. Maximize the elegance of pearly whites by restoring the natural shine with an expert teeth whitening procedure. 

Dentist-approved whitening methods are a safe procedure to remove stains from the teeth. Here are 5 things to know before getting a bright smile:

1. Whiteners Are Not Created Equal

Each whitener has a different whitening action depending on the way they are formulated. The brightness of the smile may vary depending on the whitening agents used in the whitener. The at-home strip may have fewer active whitening ingredients than the gels with custom trays prescribed by the dentist. Whitening action takes place differently based on the quantity of active ingredients present.

2. At-Home Strips May Not Be Suitable for Everyone

At-home strips may not be suitable for people with misaligned teeth for teeth whitening. Strips are specially designed for those with straight teeth as it reaches every nook and corner of teeth and gives you an even shade. When strips are used in misaligned teeth, it leaves some areas lighter than others and presents you uneven patterns of shade.

3. Sensitivity Issues

Tooth whitening may result in sensitivity issues. These could be caused by bleaching solutions in the whitening of the teeth. This solution could erode the minerals in the enamel, resulting in temporarily making it porous and exposing the microtubules within the teeth. Once minerals are restored, tooth sensitivity resolves.

4. It Is Not a Permanent Procedure

Teeth whitening provides you with a brighter and whiter smile, but the results will last only with occasional professional touch-ups by the dentist. The longevity of the whitening treatment could also last by limiting the intake of certain foods and drinks like wine, coffee, and tea. Omitting smoking cigarettes and tobacco use helps, too. 

5. Natural Tooth Shade May Vary From One Person to Other

The color of natural tooth shade may vary depending on age, the thickness of enamel, and the shade of dentin. Based on the shade, the dentist makes the whitening plan and deep cleaning process.

If you want to make your smile brighter and whiter, get safe advice from an expert dentist. For more details, visit our office at Covington Signature Dentistry, 27121 174th Place SE, Suite 202, Covington, WA 98042. Call us to book an appointment at (253) 638-9955.

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