Five Reasons to Whiten Teeth
In recent years, inspired by celebrities and influencers, the general public has been choosing more and more to whiten their teeth.
Have you thought about going to the dentist for professional teeth whitening? You may have considered trying the newest Instagram teeth whitening craze. Let’s have a look at the five main reasons whiten teeth.
Before a special event
On special occasions when everyone is snapping away with their cameras it is natural to want to have a beautiful white smile. Weddings, proms, holidays – you name it. Everyone wants to have memories in the form of photographs. A bride-to-be or a high school or university graduate are among the most likely to whiten teeth.
To treat a tooth that has discoloured due to trauma
In some cases, teeth may have discoloured due to nerve damage or trauma. The discolouration of a damaged tooth usually occurs 2-3 weeks after it is damaged. A dentist can help restore, or at least lighten the colour of the damaged tooth. As this is not necessarily a cosmetic procedure, this treatment can potentially be done on the NHS.
To maintain a youthful look
Nothing quite says ‘youthful’ like a bright white smile. As people age, their teeth do too. Ageing teeth go darker and slightly yellow in colour. This leaves many older people feeling self-conscious about their smile. Many older people are now opting for whitening treatments as this allows them to feel younger and more confident in themselves!
Smoking, red wine, coffee and tea are the biggest culprits of causing stains on teeth. They all contain chemicals called Chromogens. Chromogens from certain foods and drinks attach themselves to the enamel of the tooth and can cause discolouration and harsh staining. Years of smoking and drinking dark liquids can have a lasting staining effect on teeth. This damage will eventually become irreparable without the help of a dentist.
To encourage better oral hygiene
People who invest in their smile are more likely to have better oral hygiene. If you are willing to spend money on a cosmetic procedure such as teeth whitening, you are more likely to maintain a routine of brushing twice daily, flossing and regularly visiting the dentist and hygienist in order to prolong the results. As a result, you are less likely to encounter dental problems such as gum disease due to your regimented care routine.
Find a dentist to whiten your teeth
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