People with whiter teeth not only look more attractive, they get hired and promoted more often, according to studies done in Israel. Having a healthy smile makes you appear younger and healthier than people with stained teeth. However, not all tooth whitening or tooth bleaching products are alike. There are many advantages to having a dentist supervise your Teeth Whitening Mountain Lakes.
Long Term Effects
If you go to the grocery or drug store, you’ll find toothpaste, chewing gum, trays, gels and mouthwash that claim to whiten teeth. However, most store bought or over the counter tooth whitening products do not live up to the hype. According to a 2006 Cochran Collaboration review of 25 studies, over the counter tooth whitening products only worked for about two weeks. A professional tooth whitening treatment tends to last longer than that.
Ingredients in over the counter tooth whitening products may be unsafe for you. You need to get a dental checkup in order for a dentist to determine what tooth whitening ingredients are right for you. Common complaints about tooth whitening problems include tooth pain and bleeding gums. For example, people with sensitive teeth have found out the hard way that using whitening toothpastes can be painful. Whitening toothpastes scrape the surface layer of your teeth with abrasive ingredients.
After examining your mouth, a dentist will know what, if any, tooth whitening products will work for you. For example, people that were given antibiotics tetracycline or doxycycline when they were small children will not benefit from over the counter tooth whitening ingredients. In these cases, the teeth became yellow even before the patients’ baby teeth came out. People who use too much fluoride will also have permanently yellowed teeth unless they cut back on fluoride toothpastes, mouthwashes and fluoridated water.
Over the counter tooth whitening products are not cheap. Many people try them anyway and lose a lot of money for ineffective products. A Cosmetic dentist can best match your teeth to the ingredients that have the best chance of working. In the long run, this can save you a lot of money.