Teeth Whitening Facts
Many people would like to achieve a white, bright, and dazzling smile. You know, the kind of smile that you see celebrities with everywhere they go. With a tooth whitening treatment, this type of smile can be possible by way of an effective procedure performed by our cosmetic dentist. How much do you currently know about such a treatment? We want to highlight several teeth whitening facts for you now, so read on to learn more.
You might be surprised to learn that toothpaste is only effective at removing plaque and various surface stains. It is simply not capable of changing the underlying color to your teeth, so this method of brushing alone will not noticeably whiten your teeth.
Even the dentists at our office will polish your teeth after each cleaning, but this method of removing superficial stains is simply not sufficient to alter the color of your teeth. For that, you will want to come back for a teeth whitening treatment.
The results from teeth whitening will naturally fade as time passes, but will typically last from one to two years. You can make this process last longer by avoiding certain foods or beverages that are known to stain teeth more than others.
There are certain cases where teeth whitening is just not for you. If you have had a composite restoration, porcelain veneer, or crown added, then teeth whitening will not work. In fact, it would result in two different shades of color in your mouth, and that would not bring out the smile that you were looking for.