The teeth’s natural color isn’t white. The shade of the teeth is either yellow or gray, and tooth color varies from one person to the other. The whole treatment of teeth whitening is relatively simple, but some rules should be followed to achieve and maintain good results.
Why do teeth get discolored?
There are specific reasons that cause tooth discoloration, such as:
- Diet:The drinks or beverages like tea, coffee, red wine, or other food and drink with strong colorings.
- Smoking: Teeth start appearing yellowish due to smoking.
- Age: Teeth gets darker naturally, due to old age.
- There can be discoloration due to tooth decay, fillings, or building-up of tartar.
- Trauma:Every tooth has nerves and blood vessels in them. If these nerves and blood vessels get damaged, then the tooth will become darker over time, after the trauma.
- Medication: Some medications can also cause stains.
How can you get whiten teeth?
There are specific ways to improve the appearance of discolored teeth:
- Clean your teeth and mouth regularly to remove the plaque and tartar
- Brush your teeth daily
- Quit smoking
- Reduce the intake of dark-colored food and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, etc.
- Professional whitening
- Using whitening toothpaste
How long does the whitening last?
The results might vary from one person to another, so there is no firm answer. As time passes, teeth begin to get darker, so you need to go for a regular checkup and touch-up treatment to the dentist to keep your teeth lightened. The habits like eating, drinking, smoking, etc., deteriorate the whitening effect. Many people who have undergone the whitening treatment are actually very satisfied with the results.
Can anyone undergo the whitening treatment?
In order to have other dental restorations, you need to wait a few weeks after any whitening treatment; otherwise, the color of your teeth will appear different from the color of your dental work after whitening.
You also need to have healthy gums, and if there is any decay, then it must be treated before the treatment. The treatment is not at all suggested for the children who are in their developing stage or for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
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