5 Things You Should Know About Teeth Whitening

Updated: Oct 4, 2021

Do You Want Whiter Teeth?

There are many reasons why you may want to whiten your teeth. Maybe for more confidence in your smile or to look brighter and more youthful. Teeth can become discoloured due to many reasons throughout life, such as dietary choices, smoking and ageing and using whitening toothpastes may not remove the stains as efficiently as you would like.

Many people jump straight into procedures without knowing the key information about teeth whitening. If you're looking to brighten up your smile here are 5 things you should know before doing so.

1. Teeth can absorb colour

Just like skin, teeth have pores which are able to soak up stains from beverages and food we eat. This means that the natural colour of our teeth becomes stained, which gives the yellow appearance many of us want to get rid of.

Before and after - teeth whitening

Unfortunately, these stains are very hard to remove with just toothpaste. A well formulated whitening product is needed to really absorb into teeth pores to remove the stains and yellow colour trapped inside.

2. Teeth whitening can lighten teeth up to 10 shades

Depending on the product used, teeth whitening products may be able to lighten your teeth 10 shades lighter. However, not everyone can have perfectly white teeth. How well a product will work for you all comes down to the level of severity of the staining on your teeth and the natural colour of your teeth.

Teeth whitening shades

Whitening products are only able to remove stains from teeth that have built up overtime but the genetic makeup and natural colour of the teeth cannot be changed. Due to this reason many people want a refund as they believe the product just didn’t work. Nevertheless, you will never know

3. Teeth whiten does not damage your teeth and sensitivity is normal

After getting teeth whitened, the sensitivity people experience leads them to believe that the product has damaged their teeth. However, many people naturally have sensitive teeth due to ageing, damaged teeth over time or thin enamel caused by genetics.

Teeth sensitivity

Teeth whitening is completely safe and does not damage the structure of the teeth as no tooth tissue is removed during the process, unlike veneers. The sensitive feeling after whitening teeth appears due to the teeth becoming dehydrated for a short while, which decreases their ability to handle changes in temperature. This sensitivity usually only lasts 24 hours.

4. The type of teeth whitening product used is the key to getting the best results

Custom-fitted whitening trays can ensure you get the most out of the teeth whitening formula. Many products on the market use the same active ingredient for the whitening effect, but the key is to get the product moulded to your own teeth for best results.

Teeth whitening strips application

The importance of custom fitted trays is so that every curve and angle of the tooth is coated and the entire surface is in contact with the whitening formula to give you your brightest smile. This may not be possible with whitening strips or UV light methods.

5. Teeth whitening is one of the cheapest ways to boost your confidence

Human beings automatically make judgements on one another based on appearance, which is why so many of us look for ways to improve how we look. If you are looking to improve your appearance, teeth whitening can be one of the cheapest methods to do so and boost the confidence in your smile.

Bright, white teeth

Showing off clean, white, bright teeth when you talk can make a great first impression on anyone and increase the attractiveness of your smile.

For a lasting brighter smile check out the ZSmile range of

Teeth Whitening Products.

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