Monday, December 28, 2009

Teeth Whitening Helps You Look Younger

Teeth whitening is one of the most effective and affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures and has been popularised recently by massive exposure of its benefits on television and in other media. We’ve all seen the makeover shows where even the most discoloured teeth are restored to a bright white colour and the dramatic effect this can have on a person’s appearance. This is almost certainly because teeth naturally discolour as we get older, so having whiter teeth is an instant way of looking younger and healthier.

Eating and drinking gradually stains the enamel and our teeth begin to take on a yellow appearance. This discolouration is made worse by certain substances particularly tobacco, red wine and coffee.The good news is that it is now possible to prevent and even reverse this gradual discolouration of teeth, In fact it is possible to whiten the shade of your teeth by up to ten shades. Even better news is that tooth whitening is a readily available and easily affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that is offered by almost all dentists.

Our teeth become stained because a layer of pellicle builds up on the enamel. Over time this slowly begins to stain the teeth. It is possible to remove this pellicle film by brushing and flossing, but if the enamel itself becomes stained, no amount of cleaning will have an effect.Certain lifestyle choices also make staining of teeth more likely. As we have seen, some people are more genetically prone to yellowing of the teeth than others, but using any kind of tobacco product or drinking excessive amounts of red wine or coffee can accelerate the staining process.

One of the most effective whitening products on the market polanight gel. These gels are used in special trays that fit around the teeth covering all the enamel. The gels contain hydrogen peroxide which bleaches the stains in the enamel returning the to a natural white colour. Trays can be prepared by your dentist and worn for periods throughout the day, or even worn over night for more effective whitening.

The only real side effect of whitening, providing the gels and trays are prepared correctly, is sensitive teeth. This only affects some patients and will only last for two to three days after the procedure. Ask your dentist about polanight/polaoffice teeth whitening products and you too could restore the shine to your smile.For more information visit HimachalDental.

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