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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

All You Need to Know About Teeth-Whitening

Smiling is one of the universal forms of positive expression. No matter where you go, nothing quite bedazzles a person more than someone flashing a megawatt smile back at them. In many ways, two people smiling at each other helps break the ice, even between total strangers. More than its social effects, a set of pearly whites offers other benefits, such as better chances of landing a job.

However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have naturally white teeth and a perfect smile. Factors such as genetics, aging, and consumption of food and beverages like coffee and sodas, can lead to teeth discoloration. To achieve and maintain that empowering smile, it is often necessary to seek the help of a reputable cosmetic dentist because he or she can recommend dental treatments, particularly teeth whitening, for the achievement of your goals.

Teeth-whiteners typically have peroxide which goes deep into teeth tubules – hollow structures that make up teeth surfaces – to dissolve the food and drink pigments that usually settle in these structures. However, consulting with a trained cosmetic dentist first is recommended because he or she can perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth to determine the appropriateness of a whitening product or ingredient. Certain dental work, such as crowns and caps; and other conditions, like taking antibiotics, may affect the effectiveness of a whitening product.


January 2, 2014 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, White Fillings | , ,

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