Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure by some margin. Popular and accepted by men and women alike, teeth whitening can have the dramatic effect of whitening your teeth by up to ten shades, giving them a healthy and youthful appearance. Yet still only roughly 15% of the population has tried and still many people doubt if teeth whitening actually works.
The truth is that teeth whitening does work with nearly everybody who opts to have the treatment done seeing the benefits of substantially whiter teeth. In many cases it is possible to whiten teeth by as much as ten shades, as well as removing any discolouration or stained patches that may exist.
Teeth are stained for a number of reasons. The main factor that causes the discolouration of teeth is age. As we get older, the enamel that covers our teeth starts to lose its colour from continual exposure to food. This process can be increased by certain lifestyle choices such as drinking red wine, coffee or smoking. Effective brushing and flossing can remove this discolouration but if the stains are left they gradually penetrate the enamel and cannot be removed by cleaning alone.
Teeth whitening bleaches these stained patches back to a healthier looking and natural white colour. It is a procedure best carried out in surgery. Home whitening kits are available but Central Leeds dentists will be able to use all the necessary safety equipment to protect the soft tissue and can also ensure a better result.
Teeth whitening to eliminate the discolouration of teeth is also one of the most affordable cosmetic surgery treatments and is also one of the most effective. If you suffer from stained teeth, see what it could do for you.