A white flawless set of teeth flashed when you smile makes a great impression and improves your self confidence and image.
There are many wrongly held beliefs surrounding teeth whitening.
You Can Whiten Your Teeth Using Baking Soda – baking soda does not actually whiten your teeth, but it can disrupt the ratio of good to bad bacteria in your mouth.
Tooth Whitening Harms Enamel – It’s wrongly believed by many that teeth whitening chemically “melts” the outer layer of your enamel. This is not true. The bleaching agent used to whiten teeth opens the pores of the teeth to get into the inner structure and clean it of stains, but these pores will close again with time.
Once Whitened, Teeth Stay White Forever – Whitening your teeth is like getting your hair dyed, it still requires maintenance. Professional tooth whitening may last about 6 months to a year or more before it shows signs of fading. Avoid heavy staining beverages like coffee and wine for a longer lasting whitening.
Teeth Whitening Looks Blindingly Fake – If you’re looking at a beautiful model in a magazine and think her teeth look fake, it’s probably because they are. A lot of media and television stars have had their teeth photo shopped to look whiter than they really are. Rest assured that even if you get the maximum whiteness from a professional teeth whitening procedure, your teeth will still look natural.
Teeth Whitening Laser is Dangerous – What you’re referring to as a laser is actually just a UV/LED light that helps the bleaching product to activate and penetrate the teeth. That’s why you can see results much faster at the dentist’s office than using at home bleaching kits.
Crowns and Veneers Can Be Whitened – Unfortunately the whitening agents used to whiten teeth only work on natural teeth. This is why it’s a good idea to whiten your teeth before you get a crown.