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					Teeth whitening is a treatment to get your teeth to return back to their
natural color. It will not make a complete change of color but will
rather lighten the current shade. Teeth can be stained on the surface via
food and drinks, for example coffee, tea or red wine. As you grow older
teeth can become darker naturally. Tartar or tooth decay can change the
color of teeth, and staining can occur below the surface, this may be
caused by micro fractures in the teeth or antibiotics. Some staining can
also occur because of medicine or disease. Note that caps, crowns,
veneers, fillings, or dentures will not be helped by professional teeth
whitening, as it is only effective on natural teeth.

Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution and requires maintenance or
touch-up for a prolonged effect. According to the FDA, the term bleaching
is permitted to be used only when the teeth can be whitened beyond their
natural color. This applies strictly to products that contain bleach,
typically hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. The term whitening, on
the other hand, refers to restoring a tooth's surface color by removing
dirt and debris. So any product that cleans (like a toothpaste) is
considered a whitener. Of course, the term whitening sounds better than
bleaching, so it is more frequently used, even when describing products
that contain bleach.

People who expose their teeth to foods and beverages that cause staining
may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as one month. Those who
avoid foods and beverages that stain may be able to wait one year or
longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed. Studies
of teeth whitening products using 10% carbamide peroxide showed little to
no effect on the hardness or mineral content of a tooth's enamel surface.
Do teeth whiteners damage existing dental restorations? Over 10 years of
clinical use of teeth whitening products containing 10% carbamide
peroxide have not shown any damage to existing fillings.

Teeth whitening is much safer and more cost effective. When you have to
settle for a teeth whitening method, you need to consider a number of
things. Firstly, you need to see to the kind of stain you have on your
teeth. If the yellowness or stains are of mild nature, you should opt for
products such as whitening toothpastes, gels, or strips. Teeth whitening
have become the need of the day. Countless people suffer from
discoloration of the teeth which results from many causes. The treatments
or products you make use of to get rid of these stains and yellowness are
called teeth whitening systems.

The main lure of this type of home teeth whitening is their simplicity of
use. They're easy to apply and no preparation is necessary. Again,
everybody loves shortcuts, right? Unfortunately, once again that's
exactly the type of teeth whitening you end up getting. Strips that stick
on your teeth usually consist of an upper strip and a lower strip each
pressed against the outer surface of your teeth. Are your teeth
completely flat? of course not - they have recesses and grooves,
particularly between each tooth. Well imagine you're painting a fence,
and you just slapped paint on the outside, without taking the time to
paint the grooves between each wooden board. That fence would look pretty
funny wouldn't it? Nicely painted on the outside, but in the grooves
between each wooden board, still dark and dingy, with all of the old
paint showing.

Teeth whitening is through the help of over the counter products that
ensure a flashier smile. All you need is ask that trusty saleslady to
give you those teeth whitening paraphernalia. Dental whitener kits
consists of a mouthpiece, a bleaching agent and sometimes an applicator.
This is a diy method that could easily be done at the comforts of your
home sweet home. This home teeth whitening is carried out through wearing
the mouthpiece, filling it with the bleaching agent and wearing it
overnight. Availing a fitted mouthpiece is often recommended since it
produces better results. A formula that contains 15% to 16% of carbamide
peroxide is said to be the safest and most effective concentration to
achieve that sunny smile.

But it is important to know that some teeth discolorations are more
stubborn than others. So, results may really vary depending on the
resistance of your teeth discoloration. This kind of teeth whitening
method is the least expensive. A recently presented procedure is laser
teeth whitening. From being first developed by nasa scientists, it has
become the favorite teeth whitening method of dentists. Why did it win
the dentists' preference, you ask? Simply because it's less time-
consuming as two hours will be enough for the treatment and no follow-up
treatment is really that necessary. Dentists seek the help of a peroxide
solution to breeze through this teeth whitening process. Then the
whitening process will be accelerated with the use of laser.

Your dentist will first clean your teeth and any plaque present, before
starting the laser teeth whitening process. After the dentist has made
your teeth ready, he will apply a peroxide gel of professional strength,
and then he will use the laser light to start the teeth whitening. It is
the laser that speeds up the whitening process. Depending on the
discoloration and stain of your teeth, the gel and laser process may be
repeated several times. The process will take about an hour, and at the
end of it, your teeth will be whiter by about 9-10 shades. One point you
have to remember is that the life of laser teeth whitening is limited,
like the other teeth whitening processes.

You will have to go in for further sessions at intervals of 2-3 years;
this again depends on the level of dental care you maintain, and what you
will be eating and drinking during this period, in order to maintain the
laser treated bright teeth and smile. If you have in mind other forms of
cosmetic dentistry treatment, be sure to go in for laser teeth whitening
first. Prosthetic teeth like bridges, crowns, dental veneers and tooth
implants will not bleach; so unless you have your own teeth whitened
first, it might ruin the natural look of your prosthetic teeth. If your
teeth are sensitive, tray based teeth whitening products might not be
such a good idea, as these require repeated applications of the bleaching
substance.

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