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A. A big, white smile that can brighten the dullest of days!
A genuine smile that reveals shiny, white teeth is truly an asset worth coveting. Unfortunately, many of us reduce the impact of our smiles by staining our naturally white teeth.
Most of us think that poor oral hygiene is the cause
Causes of teeth staining
Tobacco: Apart from causing serious health problems, tobacco and tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars are one of the chief causes of stained yellow teeth.
Certain food and beverages: An array of foods and beverages can lead to
Fluorosis: As a child, if you consumed water with high levels of fluoride in it, there are possibilities that you may develop stains on your teeth, which in turn can lead to fluorosis.
Grinding habits: Some people have the habit of grinding their teeth which leads to a severe abrasion on the edges of the teeth. This habit can make your teeth look yellow.
Enamel Hypoplasia: This is a condition which occurs as a result of having less enamel than normal. The tooth enamel starts looking chalky and the reason could be a systemic disease like rickets.
Old age: Studies have proven that the
Visiting the dentist for teeth whitening
You’ll know it’s time to visit the dentist when the girls/boys are not sighing in unison when you flash that brilliant smile. On a serious note, a research conducted by the scientists of King’s College, London, revealed that people with stained, rotten teeth were considered as less popular and less clever when compared to those with white teeth who were rated as attractive and successful.
Now that you’ve decided to visit a dentist here are a few things to keep in mind:
• If you have sensitive teeth, inform your dentist about the condition well in advance as your teeth will be sensitive once you undergo the whitening treatment.
• If you have fairly bright teeth, you might not notice a great difference after the treatment. If your dentist holds a shade card next to your teeth and warns you that there might not be a dramatic difference, take his advice and save yourself a few the bucks!
• If your mouth is already a dental workshop with crowns, implants
• Last bit of advice – all these products used during the whitening treatment taste awful, so be prepared. As long as you get back your irresistible smile, you should be happy!
So, it is time to look into the mirror and flash a smile under fairly bright light. If you find your teeth
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