What Is Teeth Whitening

What Is Teeth Whitening

There is a dental problem that affects a lot of people even if they are very careful to practice good dental hygiene. This is the darkening of teeth due to a variety of reasons. Discolored teeth are a source of great embarrassment to a person in addition to which it can cause a person to look older than necessary. Most people who have this problem suffer from a great loss in confidence and find themselves unable to smile or laugh without reservation.

Many people have teeth that have become yellow or discolored due to a variety of reasons. The main reason for a person’s teeth to become yellow is age. Another reason could be that they consume food and drinks such as tea, coffee or red wine in large quantities. Consuming tobacco, whether by chewing or smoking can also cause teeth to get stained an unattractive yellow or brown. Treatment with certain antibiotics can also cause teeth to get stained. A root canal treatment, in which the root of a tooth has been killed, can also cause a tooth to change in color.

The simplest way to sort out this problem is to use a tooth whitening agent. There are many options for whitening your teeth and we offer them to you at our dental clinic in Coquitlam, BC. They are able to lighten the color of the tooth considerably but are not effective at making the tooth completely white in color. Even so, the result is usually a good one because you have a brighter smile after the treatment and will look considerably younger and attractive.

There are home whitening kits and tooth pastes but we do not advise that you use them because they are not very effective. Dr. Allen Shen at our Coquitlam, BC clinic will explain the various options available to you and you can select the one that is most suited to your requirements. Your teeth will look considerably whiter and brighter and you will also look younger as a result.

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