It is very possible that your teeth will change
color over the years. Also, there are many people who's teeth
naturally have a darker shade. Whatever the reason for this
happening, advances in dentistry today gives us the ability to
easily overcome this problem. Many factors affect the natural color
of teeth, some of them are:
• Coffee, red wine, tea, fruits like
cherries or blueberries
• Accumulation of dental plaque
• Taking certain antibiotics at the time
when the teeth are forming can cause stains on teeth
• Change in color after the removal of the
Teeth whitening is now considered a safe and reliable method. What
is important to note, that the possible negative consequences are
felt for no more than a few days, and they are expressed as tooth
hypersensitivity to hot, cold, sweet or sour.
If your teeth are healthy and adequately treated, you're a good
candidate for teeth whitening. It is important to know that no
method or material used for teeth whitening will have effect on
prosthetic devices and any visible fillings in teeth whitening zone,
therefore they should be changed after teeth whitening treatment.
Sustainability of results after teeth whitening depends on the
consumption of colored food. If the patient uses in nutrition
colored food and beverages (soy sauce, colored drinks, red wine,
coffee, green tea), or fails to maintain proper oral hygiene, tooth
whitening results will last much shorter.
If patients are able to reduce the use of foods with strong pigments
and tobacco, the effect of teeth whitening can last several years.
The teeth will, in any case, in time regain the natural color that
they had before whitening. To prevent that the patients are advised
to repeat the procedure once a year to maintain color. The lasting
effect of teeth whitening for smokers is significantly shorter.
It is recommended that whitening is performed by professionals under
professional supervision with the use of certified materials.
Advice for pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding is to
delay the teeth whitening treatment for a certain period of time.