How White Will the Teeth Become After Bleaching?
It varies from patient to patient how white your teeth become after bleaching. There’s no standardised system for measuring tooth colour but the most widely used is the VITA scale which is used across the world. The scale provides four base colours:
- A – reddish brown
- B – reddish yellow
- C – grey
- D – reddish grey
In category A, there are five different nuances of colour while categories B, C, and D have four different nuances.
Your teeth aren’t all the same colours. Typically, your canines are more yellow than your front teeth. When we do a teeth bleaching, the goal is to provide beautiful white teeth but at the same time, we aim for a natural look.
How Long Will a Teeth Bleaching Last?
Teeth bleaching is not a permanent solution. The result and longevity vary from person to person according to lifestyle and habits. For example, coffee, tea, red wine, and cigarettes are some of the factors that may cause discolouration of your teeth. Proper dental hygiene is, of course, also part of maintaining a beautiful and white result. In general, the results of a teeth bleaching will be visible for one or several years depending on your lifestyle.
How Do I Keep My Teeth White?
There are a number of reasons as to why a yellowish colour or discolouration occur on the enamel of your teeth. Common for all of us is the fact that our teeth will become more yellow as we become older since the enamel is worn down, and the warmer colour of the tooth bone will be more and more visible.
There are a number of specific external factors which will affect the colour of your teeth as well. Among other things, these are tea, coffee, red wine, smoking, and certain types of medicine. Large amounts of juice or soda, such as coke, may miscolour your teeth too.
However, other factors affect the colour of your teeth as well. From a purely genetic perspective, some people are born with whiter teeth than others. Thus, you may simply have been lucky to inherit white teeth.
You can decrease discolouration by taking good care of your teeth. Proper dental hygiene is essential so make sure to brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day, be diligent with flossing, and go to regular check-ups at your dentist.
Furthermore, you can rinse your mouth with water after you’ve consumed coffee, tea, juice, or soda. In that way, you decrease the risk of discolouration.
Can All Teeth Be Bleached?
Every set of teeth is different, and there are some teeth that we won’t recommend bleaching. Therefore, it’s a good idea to contact us for a talk about your teeth and your wishes.
Moreover, fillings and ceramic crowns can’t be bleached, and in some cases, it may be necessary to replace them after a bleaching. Thus, if you’re considering a bleaching, we recommend you contact us for a talk about the best course of action for you and your teeth.
Is Bleaching Harmful?
It isn’t harmful to get a professional teeth bleaching with us. But it’s important that you follow our instructions exactly to ensure that the process is completely correct. Some patients experience cold sensitivity afterwards as well as sore gums. These discomforts will pass on their own after a while.
But remember; there are methods of bleaching which aren’t healthy for your teeth. You’re always welcome to contact one of Curaeos’ dentists for advice. We have a lot of experience with cosmetic treatments and will be able to help you make the right choice.