Perhaps it is difficult to find a person who would not dream of white teeth, because this is the same sign of health and well-being, like beautiful hair and smooth skin. We tell you everything you need to know before you go to the whitening procedure.
What determines the color of teeth
Behind the whiteness of the teeth corresponds to the pigment that is contained under the enamel in a layer called dentin. Many people think that the surface layer of teeth, enamel, is responsible for their color, in fact this is not so. Enamel has a protective function – protects teeth from the negative effects of acids released during chewing food. Also, plaque may accumulate on the surface of the teeth, which impairs the natural color of the teeth and promotes the formation of tartar, but this plaque is removed using professional brushing using the airflow method.
The natural color of the teeth depends on the color type of the person. If the skin, hair, eyes have a lot of yellow-red pigment, then the teeth are likely to also have a darker shade. Sometimes it is difficult to determine the degree of whiteness of the teeth in the eye, since the shade of the skin of a person affects the visual perception – the darker the skin of the face, the whiter the teeth appear.
If your native pigment is light, then perhaps professional brushing once every six months will be enough. If we are talking about dark pigment, then it is worth going through the bleaching procedure. Today, there are many different ways to give teeth a lighter shade; there are even more around this speculation and myth.
Is teeth whitening harmful
There are many rumors about the harmfulness of tooth whitening. In fact, subject to all stages of the procedure, the teeth become not only whiter, but also stronger, less sensitive and prone to tooth decay.
Many are also worried about the resulting shade of teeth after whitening. “I highly do not recommend whitening your teeth to unnatural whiteness. Natural healthy whiteness does not strike the eye, but at the same time emphasizes the smile, making it radiant and radiant. Before the procedure, we always select the desired shade of the teeth using a special color scale, which guarantees the expected result, ”comments Julia Smirnova, hygienist at the Canadian Dentistry Clinic.
The main key to successful whitening is compliance with all instructions for the procedure. At the consultation, the hygienist must determine whether the whitening procedure is suitable for the patient or not, what contraindications and risks may be, also tells in detail about the stages of the procedure and selects the desired shade of the teeth.
Basic rules for safe whitening
First of all, it is important to know that teeth whitening can be done only with an ideal state of the oral cavity – all teeth should be healthy or cured (the presence of fillings, crowns and implants is not a contraindication), it is also worth paying attention to the condition of the gums.
A necessary step in preparing for teeth whitening is professional brushing, which removes plaque, tartar, and fluorinates and polishes teeth. After this, it is important to take a course of strengthening tooth enamel with the help of mineralizing preparations that are selected individually. Before bleaching at home, you must brush your teeth with the recommended hygiene product for a week or two. Often, the condition of the teeth during and after bleaching depends on the passage of this procedure.
After bleaching, do not forget to observe the so-called "white diet" within 48 hours after bleaching. Do not eat colored foods and liquids, such as red wine, coffee, chocolate, berry juices.