Having a whiter and cleaner set of teeth is always a confidence-booster while engaging or socializing with our families and peers. If you are suffering from mild to severe levels of tooth discoloration, you are not alone. In fact, teeth staining or discoloration is a common dental condition that affects a majority of the population in America. Tea and coffee addicts may have hard brushing out of stains to rediscover their lost pearly smiles. However, new and improved ways of whitening the teeth have made it possible to bring that lustrous smile.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure performed by cosmetic dentists to remove stains and heavy discoloration from the teeth. Dentists make use of whitening gels to carry out the procedure of teeth whitening. Teeth whitening may be performed at the dentist's office or at home.
What is the process involved?
The procedure begins by deeply cleaning the oral cavity as this would allow the whitening gel to work faster on the surface of the enamel. After thoroughly cleansing the enamel, the cosmetic dentist would apply a layer of whitening gel onto the surface of the teeth. In order to activate the molecules of the whitening gel, the dentist would flash a ray of UV light over the enamel. The oxygen molecules would act on the stains and release them from the enamel pores thereby improving the shade of the teeth. This process would be repeated until the desired results are seen.
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