Is medical whitening better than home made solutions?
You can only smile with relief if you have perfect teeth. Not only irregular or hollow teeth may cause frustration but discolored, yellowish or grayish teeth as well. Luckily, thanks to modern medical whitening procedures, you can have your desired snow-white teeth in no time.
We can find many home tricks in connection with tooth whitening. One of the most frequent advices is to use baking soda. Encouraged by this method, many people find medical treatments an unnecessary waste of money.
The question to whether medical whitening is better than various homemade tricks, the answer is a clear YES! Only this procedure provides long-lasting and spectacular result as far as the color is concerned. This is the reason why it’s worth choosing the safe way instead of experimenting at home.
Is baking soda good for tooth whitening?
Baking soda is a universal miracle cure which is both good for scale removal and tooth whitening. Basing on this, we can wonder if it’s worth experimenting with it or it’s better to choose a safer method.
Our suggestion regarding baking soda is a clear NO – we’ll explain why.
The surface of your teeth is seriously damaged by the friction that is present during this method of tooth whitening. The tiny granules inside baking soda make the tooth enamel rough – thus, contaminants are adhered more easily so the next whitening treatment is due sooner.
In the past, there were much more drastic methods than baking soda, such as various acids or rubbing your teeth with salt. Thankfully, it’s already in the past.
How effective whitening toothpastes are?
We can find many different whitening toothpastes by walking in front of the shelves of pharmacies. It’s indeed difficult to choose, since all commercials promise that you have the smile of the superstars after two weeks of usage.
However, the thing is that the effect of whitening toothpastes are doubtful so it’s better not to expect miracles. Daily contaminant are neatly removed but they don’t make your teeth whiter. Additionally, you have to be careful with the particles inside since they might damage your enamel.
Should I give up drinking coffee after the whitening treatment?
A lot of people omit going on whitening treatments since they think that they can’t drink coffee or tea or any other coloured drinks anymore.
If this myth was the reason that held you back, we have good news. You can consume these drinks after the whitening treatment, although there are some rules to follow.
In order to make the result of the whitening treatment long-lasting, you must avoid smoking and drinking coloured beverages. It’s also important to emphasize the first 48 hours which is particularly critical from this point of view, but you don’t need to permanently give up drinking your coffee in the morning.
Is medical whitening painful?
The issue of pain emerges in almost all dental treatments, including tooth whitening.
During medical whitening, the dentist uses a so-called whitening gel which breaks down under the influence of light. The ‘job’ is done by the oxygen liberated on the surface of the teeth. Thus, the intervention is completely painless but it’s important to emphasize that individual sensitivities may always occur.
It’s better for those patients whose teeth are already sensitive to prepare in advance with special gels. Sensitivities to hot and cold might evolve after the whitening treatment, but they can be handled well.
Is X-Radiation harmful to my health? What happens if several radiographs need to be done?
In dentistry, one of the cornerstones of modern diagnostics is the x-ray photograph which gives an accurate picture regarding the condition of the patient’s teeth and bone structure. We use the equipments of one of the most reliable manufacturers, the German SIRONA to make panoramic radiograms and intraoral recordings.
These modern machines don’t emit as much radiation as the old, outdated ones so there’s nothing to worry about! Even if we need to make another radiograph for any particular reason, the radiation level is so low that it won’t be harmful for your health.