Teeth Whitening and You – FAQs to Help Make This Decision
Rifle through the pages of any glossy fashion or celebrity news magazine and you’ll notice one thing in common, apart from their gaudy clothing sense. Sparkling pearly whites! Blindingly white in their beauty, giving off an almost porcelain glow to anyone who sees them smile…
Yes, a teeth whitening procedure isn’t a thing of fantasy. It’s an actual procedure that turns dull and yellow teeth into brilliant whites. Moreover, it offers many benefits – increased confidence and a beautiful smile being the most important.
Yet some confusions about the procedure may hold you back from this procedure.
Following are answers to some of the frequently asked questions.
How Long Will the Procedure’s Effect Last?
The effects of this procedure aren’t permanent. Teeth are prone to staining if exposed to foods and beverages that cause staining… Smoking is also another cause of teeth staining.
People who get the procedure done will see their white teeth fading if they continue to consume stain causing food items and beverages!
If you limit the intake of sugary foods, your teeth whitening results will stay longer (for a year or so) before another treatment or touch-up is required.
Does This Procedure Hurt?
No, the teeth whitening procedures don’t hurt. It’s a relatively safe procedure that doesn’t damage the teeth but enhances the enamel.
You can feel a tingly or slight burning feeling if you suffer from sensitive teeth or gums. The sensation can be compared to what is felt when outside in the sun without any sun block on.
Additionally, the procedure can be stopped anytime should you begin to feel severe pain or burning in the teeth and gums.
Who is a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
Anyone with healthy gums and teeth, wanting to improve or brighten their smile can opt for professional teeth whitening. The procedure has been known to be effective at removing tough stains from teeth including tobacco, coffee, tea, tetracycline and other common tooth stains.
Furthermore, a professional teeth whitening procedure won’t affect existing dental work. This also means dentures and veneers cannot be whitened with teeth whitening.
What to Expect During the Procedure?
Many people think this procedure damages the tooth enamel. Still others think teeth whitening procedures require a lot of complex steps for receiving good results.
It isn’t like this. When you visit Waterfront Family Dentistry for your teeth whitening procedure, the dentist will have you wear a special tray (with a gel inside). The specially formulated whitening gel will cover your teeth. A special type of light can also be used to enhance the effects of the whitening gel.
Do you have low confidence due to your yellow stained teeth? Get 6-12 shades lighter and whiter teeth with the help of Waterfront Family Dentistry! Call us now.