Do you want a whiter smile? Everyone does. Teeth whitening has become very popular. With many different ways to get that white, healthy smile, we are sure you have questions. Dr. Worthington has put together some information for you to help you decide if teeth whitening is for you.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Most teeth whitening methods use some form of peroxide to bleach the teeth and also remove any stains and discoloration. As the peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and effectively bleaches any of the colored substances and surfaces. This, in turn, lightens the natural color of the teeth while not sacrificing any of the surface area of the teeth.
Why Should I Want Whiter Teeth?
Maybe it is not fair that but people judge you by your smile and first impressions DO make a difference! Knowing you have white teeth will show through in your smile and make you appear, as well as feel, more confident and self-assured.
Is Tooth Whitening Completely Safe?
Research has proven that many teeth whitening methods work and are completely safe to do. The risk of tooth sensitivity and other minor side effects aren’t really that great. In fact, whitening is one of the safest cosmetic procedures of all.
*Everyone is not a candidate for teeth whitening. If you have gum disease you will want to consult with your doctor to see you can have this procedure done.
*All facts were found on the Internet (data taken from homewhiteningcare.org)