Teeth Whitening

What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening

The enamel is what we call the outer layer of a tooth. Each tooth has its own unique color that is created by light reflecting off the enamel. This reflection joins with the dentin’s color to give each person’s teeth a unique color. The thickness of the enamel is affected by the genes. If the enamel is thin, the dentin’s color will show through more as it is just under the enamel.

Why do we need teeth whitening?

Throughout the day, the enamel gathers stains. This is due to the tiny spores on the top of the teeth. The spores tend to hold on to stains. There are some things that typically cause the teeth to stain or become yellow or discolored. Using tobacco will stain teeth and drinking dark liquids such as coffee, tea, sodas and red wine will also stain the teeth. Aging can also lead to teeth that are not necessarily stained, but are not as bright because the dentin starts getting darker and the enamel thins greatly.

How Dentist Make Teeth Whiter

Vital tooth whitening is one of the most common procedures. A gel will be applied to the surface of the tooth. This can be done at home in some cases or in the dentist’s office. A dental professional can assess your teeth to determine if you need to continue the treatment at home or if what they are doing in the office is going to get the results you want.