These days, cosmetic dentistry is getting very popular. Cosmetic dentistry not only involves the whitening of a person’s teeth, but also the reshaping of a tooth as well as closing in any gaps and spaces in between the teeth and mending worn out teeth or replacing them. Cosmetic dentists have a number of different tools along with various methods that they can use to help you get a better smile.
If you ever decide to go for any procedure in cosmetic dentistry, it is important that you all the advantages as well as the disadvantages. You should also have a proper understanding on the cosmetic procedure that you are going to get done so that you will know what to expect when you are in that dentist’s office, how much you are going to be spending on that cosmetic procedure, and any knowledge on how to maintain or take care of your tooth or teeth after having gone through that cosmetic dentistry procedure. It is also advised that you take a look at the background of your dentist to see how much experience he has working on that type of cosmetic dentistry procedure.
Now as time passes, by our teeth are subject to become discolored and develop some stains. This will really become a problem if the person is a smoker, takes certain meds that can stain teeth, or even loves consuming stuff that can really stain teeth like tea and coffee. A way to mend that staining and discoloration is to have your teeth bleached. Now bleaching involves chemicals and tooth bleaching can be done in two ways. In the first way, you will have to make a dentist appointment so that he can bleach your teeth in the office. This procedure takes roughly and hour. For the second procedure, the dentist can provide you with a system that you can use home. People tend to incline to the second option due to convenience but it reality, this home system procedure can take weeks to complete whereas a one-time stop to the dentist only takes an hour.
During teeth whitening, the cosmetic dentist makes use of a mouthpiece custom fit to your mouth. What this mouthpiece does is that it makes sure that the whitening solution is just right in amount, not too much, and not too little.
One must understand however, that getting your teeth bleached does not save it from getting discolored or stained in the future. If you still continue with the habits that got your teeth discolored in the first place (smoking, excessive drinking of tea, wine, or coffee), your teeth will soon become discolored again. It is important to understand that these teeth whitening products are not designed to remove any stain that is deep on your tooth. Even if you already had your teeth whitened and a number of other cosmetic dentistry procedures done on your teeth, you should still be able to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent any problems in the future and to keep your teeth white.