Show us your pearly whites! July 19th, 2008

What is one of the most attractive features of a person? For me, I always first notice their smile; that wide grin that shows off their pearly whites. And when someone is quite reluctant to give you a big grin, then those pearly whites may not be the same white anymore.A treatment popular, not only in central London, but around the world is the whitening of teeth. People tend to be concerned about the color of their teeth, to the point of being self conscious about it. And so they try different ways and means to make it a bit lighter for a longer period of time.

But before that, you have to realize the causes of the discoloration. The top culprit is cigarette and cigar smoking. The smoke as well as residue from the cigarette can cause stains to occur on the surface of the teeth. Even if you are not a smoker, as long as you can inhale the second hand smoke from them, your teeth are also at risk of developing yellowish stains on its surface. Other colored drinks and foods can also be the cause for the teeth to be discolored.

Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this: teeth whiteners. Some use those whiteners that they can buy in drugstores. Unfortunately, they do not work as effectively as those applied by dental professionals. They utilize several methods of bringing back your teeth to its original color. They do it by bleaching, either externally or internally. The most commonly used is bleaching the tooth’s surface, often through laser. Internal bleaching can be done with those who have undergone a root canal.

To get the top whitening results, it is best to use the services of a qualified dental health professional, including dental assistants, and dental hygienists who have been trained and licensed to do so. After treatment, you will definitely be proud to show off those pearly whites to everyone who cares to see.