Busting teeth whitening myths told by dentists

A perfect set of white teeth is an important part of any appearance and can change the look of any person. Some people’s teeth whiten better than others. Anatomy, strength of enamel, age, teeth condition, how clean they are kept, etc., all play an important role in the results of teeth whitening. A white, flawless set of teeth flashed when you smile, makes a great impression not just socially, but also improves your self-confidence and image.

“There are simple and safe procedures available today, which offer teeth whitening in quick time and are used frequently by well-groomed men and women and celebrities all around the world. While home remedies, toothpastes and other dental products promise to brighten smiles, the process can be tedious and time consuming,” said by Dr Viraj Kakade, dentist.
People believe that teeth-whitening damages the enamel, but that is not entirely true said by experts.”The bleaching material used these days is mild, so it does not cause any significant damage to the enamel,” said by dental surgeon Dr Ather Wani. There are most popular cosmetic treatments in the city, while teeth whitening procedure is one and there are various myths surrounding it.

Teeth with yellow and brown stains whiten better than teeth that have grey shading. The grey discoloration is usually from Tetracycline or some other type of medication.

Here are a few facts that are listed out by dental surgeons.

Visit a dentist to have satisfactory results

Now-a-days, one can obtain teeth whitening treatment without too much of a hassle at a convenient local teeth whitening facility or dentist’s clinic. The treatments offered in the city are quick and hassle free. Usual teeth whitening treatments offer customers teeth up to eight shades whiter in just 15 minutes.

Harms the enamel

Unless, the wrong proportions are used during the treatment, teeth whitening treatments are absolutely safe and do not harm the tooth enamel.

Teeth whitening facilities these days use US FDA regulated gels which assure customers of complete safety as it goes through rigorous testing procedures.
“Scientific studies have shown that using peroxide to whiten teeth is both very effective and safe. The dental industry has used it for over 20 years during which much advancement has taken place, making the bleaching gel absolutely safe in terms of change or damage to the structure of teeth; it merely makes teeth whiter and brighter,” said by Dr Kakade.

May lead to mouth cancer

The effect of whitening will last for lesser time in smokers, betel nut (pan) chewers and those who drink a lot of tea/coffee. There is no scientific proof that teeth whiteners cause cancer.

It is painful

Teeth whitening treatments are safe and painless, why because the bleaching agent may cause discomfort if it touches the gums. Gingival barrier gel is applied between the gums and teeth by the dentist to prevent the solution from touching the gums. In exceptional cases some customers may experience a minor ache in the first 10-12 hours following the treatment. Taking an over-the-counter pain medication can help resolve this discomfort.

Makes your teeth sensitive

The teeth may become temporarily sensitive for a few patients who already have a history of sensitive teeth during the process of bleaching. However, dentists have different gels that prevent the sensitivity during and after the treatment.

The dentist will prescribe a desensitizing gel or mouthwash which will take care of sensitivity that lasts for 24 to 48 hours.

After completing the procedure, you must follow the instructions that your dentist lists out for you for secure teeth. Do not take them for granted, because in the long run it may turn out to be detrimental to your dental health.