“I honestly brush my teeth for a long time twice a day, but they definitely don't look as white as they used to. I wanted to do whitening, but I was confused - there are so many options. I don’t understand what and how to choose?"
Anna, 30 years old
Teeth whitening should be approached carefully and consciously, because today there are a lot of types of this procedure. The most correct thing is to make a decision after consulting a doctor and under his guidance. Because only a specialist can accurately determine the state of the enamel at the current moment and choose the appropriate technique.
Professional whitening definitely does not harm the enamel, because the process is controlled and done under the supervision of a doctor. If you buy something similar in action in pharmacies, then, despite the fact that in fact these are good drugs, they may not suit you specifically. People often do it independently and use at home, for example, lightening strips, but as a result, their enamel becomes extremely sensitive. The doctor's office now has both lamp-based and lamp-free whitening. Therefore, there is always a choice of a more gentle or less gentle option. Although clearly both are not harmful, they are simply selected due to the sensitivity of the enamel in this particular situation. So, quick whitening is carried out without a lamp: an active gel is applied to the teeth and kept for a certain amount of time. The result will be goodbut the impact is more superficial than with the participation of the lamp. This approach can be recommended to those who first decided on such manipulations, or to the owners of hypersensitive enamel. The effect of a procedure using a lamp is usually an order of magnitude higher.
Today whitening has become an aesthetic procedure. We all drink tea, coffee and red wine, someone smokes ─ all this is absorbed into the teeth. The whitening procedure is aimed at “taking away” unnecessary pigment from the pores that has got into the enamel. Only this way and no other way, teeth can be returned to the color that was given by nature. And here it is important to understand that we will not get faience white, because initially it was not like that. We will get what we were born with.
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