Posted by William on June 9, 2009
Everyone would like to have a whiter and more brilliant smile. Who wouldn’t? And a person who yearns for that perfect smile is willing to spend a small fortune and endure various treatments just to have white and brighter teeth. It is certainly worth the trouble. Your appearance becomes more attractive. You confidence will increase. Your oral hygiene habits will improve. However, there are also disadvantages such as the expense, so it is always a good idea to review the various pros and cons.
You will look better. This is a common goal amongst people who want their teeth whitened. White, bright teeth are highly prized in this world, where they are linked with beauty and a healthy lifestyle and where looks are paramount. When your teeth are whiter, you feel better about smiling.
Additionally, a whiter smile becomes the focal point of the face, drawing away attention from any wrinkles or other facial imperfections. And finally, whiter teeth helps you look friendlier than you did when your teeth were discolored or stained.
While tooth whitening procedures are extremely effective, there are several disadvantages, such as sore teeth and gums that may be experienced due to the bleaching treatment. This is temporary; once bleaching stops, the soreness goes away. This might occur when a person has a reaction to the bleaching chemical. Request that your dentist give you a different bleaching solution that does not cause an allergic reaction for you.
According to the results of clinical studies, teeth whitening is effective for over 78 percent of all patients who have had a particular procedure. But for those with severely discolored teeth for whom bleaching did not work, there may be more effective options. Veneers or crowns are a wise but more costly option.
In a custom-fit tray bleaching procedure, some patients find the mouth-tray uncomfortable. This can occur when the tray doesn’t fit perfectly around the teeth. You should let your dentist know about this so that he/she can adjust he mold so that it will fit your teeth firmly yet comfortably.
Custom-Fit Tray Bleaching
In this at-home teeth whitening procedure, a tray is custom-fitted to your teeth. Just as when you get dentures, an impression of your teeth is taken and a custom-fit tray is made for you to use at home for a designated time period. The tray is filled with bleaching gel prior to being used. The potency of the gel and the severity of your tooth discoloration determine the length of time the tray must be worn. Most people choose this procedure because it is cost effective and easier.
You can see visible changes after a couple of days, but it takes 1 to 2 weeks for the full effects of the teeth whitening. Custom-fit tray bleaching is frequently used in conjunction with laser teeth whitening conducted in-office, particularly for those with extreme discoloration of the teeth.