Friday, 9 May 2014

Making the Cut for Teeth Whitening Procedures

Teeth whitening is one of the more popular cosmetic dentistry procedures out in the dental services industry today. Who doesn’t want to take care of their teeth and make it shine brighter than HID lights on a bright day? However, you should not perceive the procedure to be an end-all-be-all solution, as there are factors which can render you ineligible – but on the bright side, they can be the push you need to better take care of your teeth.

No Booze, No Smoke or No Procedure


An honest consultation will determine your eligibility for the procedure; long-time drinkers or smokers are generally not good candidates. Smoking already has the potential to wreck the gum line and trigger internal discoloration. Alcoholic drinks, especially pigmented ones, may discolor the teeth so bad that the most effective teeth whitening solutions will not correct them.



Teeth whitening is not an option if you have pre-existing veneers. However, the adjacent teeth that have no veneers on can still be fixed. For consistency purposes, your cosmetic dentist can replace the existing veneers with those that are of the same hue as the newly whitened teeth.

Home Solutions


There are special home whitening kits available on the market. However, be prepared for the possibility that your dentist will not recommend getting them; some products are potent enough to chip away the enamel.

Sporting a megawatt smile will be possible if you can brush regularly and follow your dentist’s advice. It may play a critical role in boosting your confidence.

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