Teeth whitening has created a whole other avenue for people who have suffered damage to the extent that a “whitening” toothpaste is no longer successful in improving the appearance of their smile. Whether the stains were caused by smoking, poor dietary choices or genetic makeup the unsightliness can lead to a loss of self-confidence and in more extreme cases a need for isolation from other people.
Extrinsic stains are those that collect on the surface of the teeth and are usually brought about by lifestyle habits such as tobacco use or daily consumption of the staining agents in coffee, tea or dark colored fruits. They are the easiest to remove but good results are best achieved if the patient can break the habit at least while the whitening process is underway.
Most people will benefit at some level from having their teeth whitened, but there are some exceptions. Those of us with particularly sensitive teeth may find that the bleaching solution can intensify the sensitivity. Or, if you have dental work – fillings, crowns, etc. that has been done prior to the whitening the teeth that have been restored will not accept the bleach like the enamel of your natural teeth will.
If you are considering having your teeth whitened be aware that it is not a permanent fix. Consult with your dentist before committing yourself. Call The Dentistry Place in Denver @ 303-974-4687 today.