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Teeth Whitening

Aquia Dental Care Teeth Whitening.

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Everyone wants  white teeth and healthy smile. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned, which explains why teeth whitening is such a popular procedure.

Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening.

Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.

What It’s Used For

The outer layer of a tooth is called the enamel. The color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the enamel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color.

Every day, a thin coating (pellicle) forms on the enamel and picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains.

The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking dark-colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea and red wine
  • Not visiting your Dentist regularly

There are few conditions that might prohibit you from undergoing teeth whitening:

  • Tooth decay
  • White spots on the teeth
  • Infection of the gums
  • Sensitive teeth


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