Why is it so important to maintain dental health?
How often should I see a dentist?
When should I change my toothbrush?
How should I treat a toothache?
How does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening also known as tooth bleaching, uses hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the active ingredients to help whiten your teeth. The amount of hydrogen peroxide in the teeth whitening solution is very small, yet very effective. The ingredients are typically activated by water, air and/or UV light. The oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discoloured molecules in your teeth, which causes the discoloured molecules to break down.
What are impacted wisdom teeth and when should they be removed?
What is the best way to whiten my teeth?
Do you clench or grind your teeth?
What Can Discoloured Teeth Lead To?
It’s not just all about the outside. Discoloured teeth can affect you on the inside too. Feeling ashamed of your smile can have negative effects on your mental health, making you feel less confidence in yourself and more prone to self esteem issues.
While tooth discolouration doesn’t have to be a sign of poor oral health, it’s also often an indication of other issues going on. This may be due to infrequent dental check ups or lifestyle choices like smoking and a poor diet. Left unaddressed, discoloured teeth can lead to further staining, decay and in severe situations, even the removal of teeth.