Why would you need dental whitening?
To answer this question, first let’s briefly delve into the anatomy of a tooth and why they are sometimes colored anything but white in the first place. A tooth is a composition of several hardened substances that enables it to function, however, overlaying all these substances is a hard, semi-transparent, glossy material known as the enamel. Due to the transparent nature of the enamel, the inner yellowish layer of the tooth called the dentin becomes visible to the eyes, masking the whitish translucent enamel.
The wrong and right way to perform teeth whitening
Most dental whitening procedures focus on eroding the enamel to get through to the yellowish layer of teeth known as the dentin. This is the case with off-the-shelf whitening products like mouthwash, toothpaste, whitening pens and others. But these products only increase sensitivity and encourage further discoloration. The safest way to brighten your smile is through the use of porcelain veneers. Visit us at city south dental for an in depth demonstration of how these work.