In the last couple of years, cosmetic dentistry has become very important in dentistry, and for the same reason, more people are getting their teeth whitened in order to achieve white and healthy teeth.
Contrary to popular views, the colour of the tooth is not determined by the outer surface of the tooth, which is virtually transparent, but by the colour of dentin of the tooth bone that lies right beneath the surface of the tooth.
The enamel can absorb food and drink colours, which in a long-term, leads to the discolouration of teeth and the losing of their initial luminosity.
Currently, there are a number of innovative techniques in the field of cosmetic dentistry that allow teeth whitening.
It can be done by a family dentist and the duration of this procedure is 30-90 minutes depending on the used method and the active ingredient.
The higher the concentration of the active ingredient, the shorter the duration of the treatment will be. During the surgery, the patient must remain completely still.
Which are the reasons of teeth discolouration • Smoking, • Age, • Beverages like tea, coffee, and red wine, • Excessive exposure to fluorine during the development of teeth • The use of tetracycline (which is often used in drugs) in the early stage of life, • Devitalisation of teeth.