Teeth Whitening, much also known as Dental Bleaching, is the process of a general dentistry procedure onto the teeth.
The process can also be more commonly known as cosmetic dentistry, due to the procedure of alternating one’s teething structure or appearance.
A baby or child’s teeth are more so generally whiter, compared to an average adult. This is because as a human ages, their teeth’s undergo numerous changes, this includes the mineral structure of the tooth as well as consumption of different foods and liquids over the course of their life.
Teeth deterioration also comes from consumption of numerous bacterial substances which we consume on a daily basis, this is helped with the brushing of our teeth’s on a regular basis.
Teeth Whitening – Overview
Teeth whitening restores one’s natural tooth color (white), while dental bleaching restores and goes beyond the original color.
Going through such a procedure can be prevented as there as many natural ways which can be used to protect and prevent teeth from losing it’s natural white color.
Such methods are: brushing, flossing and washing after heavy meals.
Risks of Teeth Whitening
While the benefits of teeth whitening are surely pleasing, such procedures do contain side effects.
Side effects include and are not limited to:
- Exposure of varying teeth sensitivity (getting too hot/cold)
- An increased risk of tongue cancer
- Sensitive teeth can be at risk of “Overbleaching”
- Gel Bleaching could leave chemical burns on teeth
Inexperienced procedures carried out by novice dentists could result in a rebound of the treatment, which may lead to the dehydration of the teeth.
It is important that one selects a highly experienced dentist before such a treatment is carried out.