Why Should I Whiten My Teeth?
Maybe you've always wanted bright white smile. Or your teeth yellow with time. Or you're not happy with the color that results from drinking coffee, tea or cola. Whatever your reason for wantingwhiter teeth, you're not alone.
As everyone has different hair and skin color, people also have different tooth color. Some teeth are more yellow than others, while others yellow with aging. Your natural tooth color can also be affected by many factors.
Surface stains and internal discoloration can be caused by:
* The natural aging process
* Use of snuff (smoked or chewed), drinking coffee, tea,
colas or red wine, and eat with pigments, such as
cherries and blueberries
* The accumulation of deposits of plaque and tartar
* Ingesting too much fluoride (more than 2 parts per million of fluoride
* Parts of water) when teeth are forming, giving the teeth a â¬Åtainted seek treatment with the antibiotic tetracycline during childhood
* The trauma of the teeth that can cause a brown, gray or black
There are many reasons for whitening teeth, including:
* The boost to their confidence and self esteem that comes from a big smile
* A more youthful appearance
* A special event like a wedding, a job interview or meeting class
* To make a positive first impression on others
* To simply reverse years of everyday staining and yellowing
Before beginning any whitening procedure, be sure to consult your dentist. Only he or she can evaluate whether you are a suitable candidate for a particular treatment.