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Assessing Your Need For Teeth Bleaching

Assessing Your Need For Teeth Bleaching

With the current lifestyle of the general public, it is undeniable that teeth discoloration has indeed become a common dental issue. Discoloration is caused by several factors like food intake and vices. Habitual intake of drinks including soda, coffee, and red wine are known to stain the teeth. On the other hand, the nicotine which is contained in cigarette is also identified as one of the culprits that cause tooth discoloration.

Dental Care Options Before Settling For Teeth Bleaching

If you are among the people who are suffering from teeth discoloration, you might already be considering teeth bleaching as the first whitening option. However before deciding to do so, there are dental care options that you can initially opt for.

First, always stick to the basics which involve regular brushing especially after taking in foods which are known to stain the teeth. This option is actually more focused on preventing stains from occurring. Second, annual dental check-up and cleaning is a must. This option is focused on cleaning the deeper spaces which cannot be cleaned by a regular toothbrush. Third, try alternative teeth whitening options that do not require chemical application.

The Risks Of Teeth Bleaching

Additionally, teeth bleaching is known to be safe; however, there are also risks. One, it increases one’s sensitivity to temperature and pressure. This is most prominent during instances wherein a high concentration of bleach is used. Two, gum irritation occurs. Again, this is in conjunction with the bleach concentration. This problem often lasts for several days. Three, uneven coloration of the teeth may occur especially for patients who underwent dental restorations like dental crowns and porcelain veneers because these applications keep their default colour.

Once you have decided to go for bleaching as a teeth whitening option, bear in mind that a single treatment is not enough. However, you can expect your teeth to change from two to seven shades lighter.

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