Teeth whitening by a professional

2017-11-22 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedGet you teeth whitened by the professionals.

PHOTO: suppliedGet you teeth whitened by the professionals.

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TEETH whitening is a process through which the teeth are made cleaner and brighter by using specially formulated bleaches.

It is a commonly performed procedure in dentistry, and dentists use various techniques to obtain the desired results.

Teeth can become stained or discoloured over time, causing your smile to lose its natural white shade. There are various causes of discoloured teeth, some of the most common causes include, poor oral hygiene, ageing, certain medications, smoking and diets high in products like coffee, fizzy drinks and red wines.Professional whitening is unlikely to cause serious side effects, although some people’s teeth may become sensitive for a short while.If you already have sensitive teeth then whitening may not be a good idea as it will make the sensitivity worse.

Therefore, it is always best to consult your dentist before doing any tooth-whitening procedures on your own. Among the techniques used by dentists, the two most common techniques involve in office teeth whitening and home whitening kits. In office whitening is faster and involves the application of high concentration bleaches to the teeth to obtain instant results.

Home kits contain lower concentration bleaches and may take a few applications over several days to achieve the desired results.

After some time, the teeth will discolour again.

This can happen faster if the causative agents of discolouration persist. To prevent this dentists plan long term maintenance programs that may require you to return annually for booster procedures.

For more information, contact Docrat Dental at 033 342 1895, email us at dr.a.docrat@gmail.com or visit us at 173 Retief Street, Pietermaritzburg.

For pictures and regular dental updates visit the Docrat Dental Facebook page.

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