Differences between these procedures

Dentists carry out tooth whitening and polishing procedures to maintain your appearance, oral health, and hygiene. Most dentists and treatments promise a change of about eight shades of color compared to their current appearance. These treatments also have the potential to treat deep stains that are either acquired or genetically inherited.

Compared to tooth whitening, polishing de-scales and polishes teeth is done as part of regular dental trips. The standard technique of polishing uses tiny and concentrated blasts of air to clean the dental plaque and tartar that builds on teeth.


What causes Tooth Coloration?

Using tobacco or drinking dark-colored liquids such as tea, coffee, and red wine cause the teeth to be discolored. You must brush your teeth every time you take these products to avoid discoloring your teeth. Aging can also make it less white because the enamel gets thinner as one grows old. 

Is Tooth Whitening safe?

There is only one way to ensure your safety: assurance that the product you are using is effective, as well as the dentist. You should ensure the product you use meets appropriate health and safety regulations. In addition, it should be free of chemicals that can crack or damage your teeth. 

Does the Procedure Hurt?

The process of tooth whitening should be free of pain. Products used to clean teeth should be applied topically on teeth and not come into contact with nerve endings. Some procedures that use lasers and heat can make the process uncomfortable, but no pain.

What are the Side Effects of Tooth Whitening?

The treatment is free of significant side effects but usually makes gums sensitive to temperatures and occasional touches. However, the sensitivity is only for a short while and should be avoided a few days after the treatment. 

To maintain good oral health, it is important to visit your dentist once every six months. Detecting the discoloration can help you take the necessary action before the condition deteriorates.

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