Treatment basic and its options
Almost the entire range of whitening gels used for the purpose either has Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) or carbonite peroxide as the base. These chemicals release extra oxygen during the bleaching process. This additional oxygen promptly reacts with the otherwise permanent coating of tartar and plaque deposited on the molars and breaks them down into unstable substances. This is how the natural shine of the molars is restored again.
One can avail of this treatment either at the hands of an expert dentist at a clinic or can get it done at home, depending upon one’s wish and convenience. However, initially, it is better to go for in-office teeth whitening to learn the tricks and procedures of the trade. Once, the tricks are observed and learned, it is better to avail yourself the therapy at home.
Myths and misconceptions
In spite of the phenomenal popularity of this dental cosmetic treatment, there are a number of myths and misconceptions that exist about it. Here are some common mistaken beliefs about the procedure:
- One needs the strongest whitening gel for the whitest teeth
If applied properly, even a gel having medium strength can provide the same effect as the strongest variety. Actually, it is better to avoid the strongest gels at home. This category of whitening agents requires expertise and training in order to be administered properly. Thus, the strongest products are more ideal for professional dentists to use in their practices.
- Normal whitening toothpaste is safe and effective
Most of the normal whitening toothpaste available over-the-counter, if not all, do not actually bleach the teeth. Rather, they have various abrasive components that scrub off the stains from the tooth surface during brushing. Thus, these cause more harm in the long run to the precious natural pearls.
- The procedure brings unpleasant side-effects
In many instances, the cosmetic dentistry treatment results in tooth sensitivity and irritation to the gums. However, it is not mandatory for these problems to arise in each and every case. One needs to undergo a thorough oral check-up before availing of the exclusive treatment. The check-up should take care of common dental issues like tooth cavities, gum inflammation, and others to minimize the adverse effects.
If conducted with care and caution, this oral cosmetic treatment proves to be not only effective in improving smiles but also safe on the aspect of dental health.