Many people wish they could have great-looking teeth that look as clean as possible and have an immaculate whiteness to them. Teeth that have this type of look are often seen by others as a sign of good health and self-care. Many people go to great lengths to achieve healthy-looking teeth.
Most people find that there are different types of toothpaste available at their local pharmacy or supermarket that make promises of being able to keep teeth looking clean and white if used daily as recommended.
Though the results from these kinds of toothpaste may vary, for many people, they represent an affordable solution that allows them to gain some results over a period of time.
For those people who are looking for a quicker, more instant solution to having pearly white teeth, the local dental practice may be able to provide the answer.
Teeth whitening Macleod is a dental procedure that can help patients gain the white teeth they are looking for, in a relatively short space of time.
Removing marks and stains
One of the main reasons people decide to start looking into teeth whitening procedures provided by a dentist is the removal of stains that appear on the teeth. These stains can form due to the consumption of certain foods and strong beverages such as tea and coffee. Certain medications can also leave marks and stains on the teeth.
Smokers commonly find that their teeth end up heavily stained as, over time, nicotine and other particles may build up on the teeth and start to look unsightly.
Plaque and tartar build-up is another common cause of stains on the teeth; many eventually find out that brushing alone is not enough to achieve the whiteness they are looking for.
Many dentists can now provide their patients with an easy-to-use kit that they can keep at home to help whiten their teeth. The kit will contain a mouthpiece or tray, and a whitening gel that contains a small amount of the bleaching agent used in the process of whitening teeth.
At night, just before they go to sleep, the patient can apply a small amount of the gel to the mouthpiece and place it over their teeth. They can leave it in place while they sleep and remove it when they wake in the morning. When patients repeat this process, they will quickly find that they get the results they are looking for.
Where patients are looking for more instant results, they may need to make an appointment to attend a dental practice to receive a whitening treatment.
Normally, this would involve a gel being placed on the teeth that are then activated by pointing a high-powered lamp at them; there will be a barrier placed over the gums and lips during this procedure.
This in-practice solution is often favored by patients as they can obtain the results they are looking for within a short time; normally, one visit to the practice that lasts around an hour will suffice.
All surgical or invasive procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should see a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.