We have come a long way from seeking consult with the local barber shop for our dentistry needs. Living in this century gives us the advantages that science has afforded us. We are now given the knowledge and tools to keep our gums and teeth healthy. Even with extreme dental problems, your dentist has the ability and tools to correct the issue and give you the smile you always wanted.
Teeth Whitening, although considered cosmetic, might provide additional attributes then what was previously thought. A report released from the journal of the American Dental Association in August 2010, noted that applying the tooth whitener carbamide peroxide through a custom-fit mouth tray might combat plaque, cavities and gum disease. These studies were based on patients that were mentally challenged and the elderly who have issues with dexterity. Do to this groups limitations, it adds difficulty for them to properly brush and floss to maintain good dental health. “What we’ve noticed through whitening patients’ teeth over the years is that as they bleached, their teeth got squeaky clean and their gingival health improved,” said Dr. Van Haywood, professor in the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Dr. Haywood believes the trick is in the custom fitted tray for each individual patient. Unfortunately, further research will be needed to apply this procedure as a technique to improve ones oral health.
Teeth Whitening has other advantages as well. As they say, it’s all in the presentation.
- Improves your overall appearance
- Makes you look younger
- People will consider you healthier
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