Where some people have dark teeth by birth, some make them discolored by excessive smoking, by regular consumption of tea or coffee or by ageing effect. Teeth enamel discoloration is also caused by excessive drinking of soft drinks, red wine or by certain medications. But good news is that these all are treatable by cosmetic dental whitening techniques.
It can be done in two ways, one is through laser and another is by using bleaching gel either at home or by a cosmetic dentist. Market is flooded with home teeth whitening products but they are not allowed to use bleaching ingredients above a extent consequently they show a very limited effect. But these products help in restoring whitening done by cosmetic dentist. Always go for professional dental advice even if you are doing it at home as patients with cavity does not get result with home products, they need to get cavity treated first. Another popular method is through laser. It is done by exposing bleaching gel to laser light. This process gives instant result.
Some people over do it as bleaching kits are affordable and readily available so they think more is better but over doing it causes many harms. The cost of treatment vary according to method used as laser whitening costs double then home treatment, and dentist skills decide its cost factor. Before going for this treatment you should consult your dentist about the product, method, procedures used and its side effect. Normally the procedure last for 4 to 6 years but only after following a healthy lifestyle and under guidance of professional dentist.
Results of this process vary from person to person, some of common effects are: