Teeth color is one of the many things that can affect anyone’s overall appearance. People in our modern times see white teeth as ideal and a sign of good health. A smile becomes brighter if the teeth are outstandingly white. Since naturally maintained teeth can be stained easily through a person’s diet and lifestyle, the number of cases needing dental bleaching is always high.

smiling teeth showing bleached and non bleached teeth

While there are tooth whitening kits that can be bought over-the-counter, desirable and long-lasting results can only be achieved when the procedure is done by a professional. Most dentists can perform teeth whitening through bleaching but only a few can be considered true specialists in it.

Stains on teeth can be classified as either intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic stains are underneath the surface. They can be subjected to whitening but only after one or two preparatory procedures. On the other hand, extrinsically stained teeth are those that are stained on the outer surface of the tooth and can be bleached easily.

A good dentist will examine many factors before recommending or actually performing the procedure. The overall health of the mouth, teeth, and gums will be evaluated. Cavities, bacterial layers on tooth surfaces, and gum infections must be treated first before the whitening procedure is done.

McLoud Family Dentistry uses state-of-the-art laser equipment and non-toxic solutions for tooth whitening procedures. Patients are given the chance to choose between hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Of course, they will be informed about pros and cons of their choices. Currently, carbamide peroxide is quite popular among dental patients because of its fewer side effects. However, its effectiveness in producing whiter teeth is less than that of hydrogen peroxide.

It must be remembered that the results of a dental whitening procedure are not permanent. Teeth discoloration can happen over time depending on several factors. It is therefore recommended that whitening procedures are repeated regularly so that the whiteness can be maintained.

While the cost of teeth whitens can really hurt your pockets, the results can be life changing. Only highly qualified and experienced dental professionals must be contacted for your dental bleaching needs.

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