It’s important to have healthy and whiter teeth in today’s selfie-obsessed world. A pearly smile makes you look attractive and boosts your confidence. Here are 6 facts that probably didn’t know about teeth whitening:
Your teeth absorb, just like a sponge.
Similar to a sponge, your teeth have pores and they absorb. Anything you eat or drink that has colour will absorb into those pores. Yellow or stained teeth are caused by wine, coffee, dark berries, and smoking. Over time, the whiteness of your teeth starts fading due to these stains. You can easily get rid of these stains with the help of teeth whitening treatments done by your dentist.
Stains on teeth cannot be removed overnight.
Yes, it’s true. Chemically, no whitening agent can penetrate deep enough into the teeth and whiten your teeth within a few minutes. The truth is that the professional whitening process can take a minimum of 4 days and up to several months. Customers with severe stains and yellowness must be patient with the process and know that each whitening session removes years of stains.
Teeth whitening does not damage your teeth.
You don’t have to worry about getting your teeth damaged from teeth whitening treatments. Professional teeth whitening is incredibly safe and lasts longer than temporary teeth whitening toothpaste, gels, and strips. The professional whitening process uses active ingredients to temporarily open pores in your teeth and remove stains. After each whitening session, your teeth naturally rehydrate.
It’s normal to feel sensitivity after teeth whitening.
Teeth sensitivity is usually caused by genetics, thin enamel, or crack/damaged teeth. During the professional whitening treatment process, it is completely normal for sensitivity to occur. The pores in teeth open and they become temporarily dehydrated which reduces their ability to insulate the nerve from the hot and cold temperature. Usually, sensitivity disappears after 12-36 hours of the whitening process. Dentists recommend a post-whitening fluoride treatment to nourish the teeth and promote rehydration.
UV light teeth whitening is temporary.
Laser or Ultra-violet (UV) light is a frequency of light that works by speeding up the whitening gel to act faster. Although it does whiten your teeth, it’s not a safe option for people with sensitive teeth. Moreover, the results are temporary and must still be maintained post-treatment. You will find many blue LED lights overnight teeth whitening treatments in the market but it really won’t do anything. The light is simply a blue colour and does not create ultra-violet (UV) light frequency.
Not everyone’s teeth can be perfectly white.
Regardless of your stains and teeth yellowness, the natural colour and genetic makeup of an individual’s teeth are set at birth. The only thing a whitening treatment can do is remove all the stains that have gathered over time.
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