Even the straightest, most naturally perfect teeth can be completely spoiled by discolouration and staining. This is why it is so important to have a healthy-looking, white teeth, as this is what the common conception of a great smile involves. There are many reasons why this is the case. Obviously, the colour white has connotations with cleanliness; you only need to look at the laundry adverts on the television to se that. Whiteness is also linked to purity and health but most importantly perhaps, white teeth are associated with youth. This is because teeth naturally lose their whiteness as we age, so keeping your teeth white will subconsciously create the impression you are younger than you are. And white teeth also simply look better without the need for further the theorising.
Discolouration can happen for a number of reasons. It could be due to the lifestyle a person leads, especially when it comes to smoking or using tobacco products, which notoriously cause discolouration of the teeth. As do red wine and coffee. Tea is also a big problem when it comes to staining. Although these are the worst offenders, almost all food will eventually damage the original colour of the teeth.
Teeth whitening treatments aim to reverse the effects of discolouration and cover stained areas to make the teeth look years younger. It works by applying a gel, rich in hydrogen peroxide, to the surface of the teeth. The gel seeps into the enamel and bleaches it white, changing the colour and removing the appearance of stains. Treatment is not as expensive as you might think and is suitable for almost everybody. The results are just as universal with ten shades lighter being possible with many treatments. Ask your Central Leeds dentist for more information about teeth whitening and the possible benefits.