Causes for Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Discoloration
Bright and beautiful teeth reflect good health and energy. Dull teeth look unhealthy and can make the person look older than his/her actual age. Our cosmetic dentist Dr. Rostami has solutions to teeth discoloration. Tooth whitening is one of the safest and most effective procedures that can help brighten/bleach teeth for people who are unhappy with their dull smile. The process is quick and less expensive when compared to other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Although the results differ from person to person, the treatment is quite successful in improving the shade of teeth in most of them. Tooth whitening is one of the cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer at our Calgary Dental office. Our comprehensive dental care can ensure that patients walk out of our office with a healthy and attractive smile.
Causes for teeth discoloration
The natural color of teeth differs from one person to another. The color can be broadly classified into four categories, which are reddish brown, reddish yellow, gray and reddish gray. The teeth tend to look dull because of staining and other intrinsic factors. Poor oral hygiene, consumption of tea, coffee, cola and wine and smoking are contributing factors to teeth discoloration. What actually happens, when we consume dark colored liquids or food items, is the porous enamel layer gets filled with pigments that mask the actual color of teeth. Through teeth whitening, these stains can be cleared and the teeth brightened.
Antibiotics such as tetracycline are also known to cause intrinsic discoloration in some patients. A dentist firstly performs a thorough oral examination to check the possible cause for the discoloration and takes necessary steps to treat the same.
Teeth whitening treatment
Tooth whitening is a quick and effective cosmetic dentistry treatment procedure. The consultation will involve thorough oral check up before the whitening procedure is started. Problems such as tooth decay and gum infection may have to be treated before whitening. Once the dentist confirms that the teeth are healthy to undergo whitening, pictures of teeth are taken and the color is checked using shade scale. The dentist may remove plaque layer before starting whitening procedure.
The first step in the teeth whitening process is to apply protective gel over soft gum tissues. This is done in order to protect the soft tissues from strong whitening agents. A whitening agent such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is carefully applied over teeth surface. These agents enter the porous enamel layer and react with pigments to undergo oxidation. This process clears stain. A special light is shined over the teeth to accelerate the reaction. The treatment may take about one hour. Patients can quickly see the results after the treatment. Once the whitening process is complete, our team spends time explaining to patients how to take care of teeth to ensure that the brightness lasts longer.
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