Who doesn’t want beautiful white and radiant teeth?
Nowadays you see it everywhere and it is the most natural thing in the world: Teeth whitening. Advertisements promise teeth white as hail, often in a short period of time. Everywhere on billboards you see meters large photos with smiling models with radiant white teeth. Teeth discoloration can cause embarrassment or discomfort when laughing. Unfortunately, it is difficult for them to consult the dentist because of doubts, fear and perhaps shame.
What exactly is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is nothing more than whitening one or more teeth. The teeth consist of dentin and enamel (Please add a picture). The color is determined by both, namely by the color of the dentin and the thickness of the enamel layer. This glaze layer is affected by aging and wear, but also by consumption pattern. With age, the teeth also darken.
More causes of discoloration
A lot of smoking, drinking coffee or food with dyes cause discoloration and damage to the teeth. These are called the external discolorations. If the teeth are not cleaned optimally on a daily basis, plaque will stick, which will still absorb dyes and irritate the gums. This creates tartar and deposits on the teeth. This can be professionally cleaned by the dental hygienist. The teeth then become clean and appear lighter.