Teeth whitening: managing your expectations

Teeth whitening: managing your expectations

Have you ever wondered why so many people in the public eye have such beautiful looking teeth? The answer is simple. Not only do individuals with a pearly-white smile appear more attractive, they also emit a sense of warmth that makes others want to be around them.

For these reasons, it’s easy to understand why anyone would want whiter teeth.

Positive impact

As dental services have become more advanced, people have been able to choose the smile they want, within reason. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments somebody can have, while the physical and psychological implications are hugely positive.

Before taking the plunge, there are some factors to consider which may impact on expectations.

Teeth are not naturally pure white

Teeth whitening, while hugely effective, is an inexact science and many factors play a role in the perceived whiteness of your teeth. Firstly, bear in mind that the natural colour of teeth is comparable to bone, rather than pure white. If your dental hygiene is poor, a teeth whitening treatment should not be your first priority.

Lighting plays a major role in accentuating whiteness levels of your teeth. Also consider that females generally have whiter teeth than males. This is due to the fact that their teeth are smaller and therefore contain less dentin, which sits behind the enamel layer and lowers whiteness levels.

Lay off the coffee

It goes without saying that a teeth whitening treatment will enhance your appearance but, like everything, there are levels of success. Lifestyle changes must be made in order to maintain the benefits. Coffee and tea, for example, are serious culprits in the staining of teeth.

Teeth whitening must be carried out by a dental professional under the prescription of a dentist. Anyone else carrying out this procedure is breaking the law. Evolve Dentistry has been carrying out teeth whitening for many years and it can be included for free as one of our members’ benefits as well as with all adult braces. Contact us today for more information.

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