Whiter than White – Brighter than Bright

Whiter than White – Brighter than Bright
Whiter than White – Brighter than Bright

Want to succeed in business, fill up your social calendar and get more romance into your life? One secret may be in your smile. Your smile, with attractive white teeth, can attract more than admiring looks. A smiling face tells people that you’re an outgoing and intelligent person worth getting to know. However everyday, a thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains. Showing that flashing white smile then become a problem.

The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:

– Using tobacco
– Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
– Not taking good care of your teeth

Aging also makes teeth less bright as the enamel gets thinner and the dentin becomes darker. These days dentists are at the forefront of making cosmetic improvements with teeth whitening procedures a very common way to achieve the ‘whiter than white’ look. Whitening can be done in the dental office or at home.

For in-clinic whitening, your dentist probably will photograph your teeth first. This step will help him or her to monitor the progress of the treatment. Your dentist also will examine your teeth and ask you questions to find out what caused the staining. Next, the dentist or a dental hygienist will clean your teeth. This will remove the film of bacteria, food and other substances that build up on your teeth and contribute to the staining. Once this is done, the whitening procedure begins. For whitening at home, your dentist can make trays to hold the whitening gel that fit your teeth precisely.

Home whitening gel usually needs to be applied daily for two to three weeks. Over-the-counter kits also are widely available for home use. They provide trays to hold the gel, or whitening strips that stick to your teeth. Talk to your dentist if you want to use these home products. Be sure to follow directions to avoid overuse and possible damage to your teeth and mouth. At the top of the range of teeth whitening systems is the use of a mercury metal halide light for bleaching.

This light activates and speeds up the bleaching process and enhances its performance. The complete procedure takes less than an hour, but a regular teeth cleaning is usual prior to the actual teeth whitening session. The procedure begins with a short preparation to cover the lips and gums, leaving the teeth exposed.

The dentist or dental assistant then applies the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel, which works together with the light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration. The gel remains in place while the light is activated. Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It needs to be repeated from time to time to maintain the brighter colour. Using tobacco

This information was provided by Doctor Varissara Naowrungroj from the Nadpob Dental Clinic. The clinic provides a variety of teeth whitening systems and first introduced the Philips Zoom Whitespeed tooth whitening system to Hua Hin. Nadpob Dental can be located in Soi 102 or at Market Village.

Phone: 032-526345, 032513264 email: nadpobdental@hotmail.com.