The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

Effective ways used for teeth whitening

Regina Carlson

Teeth whitening continue to becoming more popular day by day, and the number of people taking the procedure seems to increase as the years pass by. However, the reason behind the increase in the number of people whitening their teeth is not a positive one. No one likes their teeth yellow or brown. The problem is that people can't avoid what causes discolouring of the teeth because it's one of their favourite daily routines. The coffee and beverages you take every day have a great impact on the colour of your teeth. However, if you are in that stage that you decided to whiten your teeth, then you should also choose to quit anything that messes your teeth or else the same will pretty happen again. Below are some of the effective ways used for teeth whitening.

In-office bleaching

This is one of the most expensive ways to whiten your teeth. It's considered professional, and the patients are in full care of the dentist performing the bleaching process. One of the reasons this method is expensive is because you are being attended to by a professional dentist, and the success rates are nothing less than perfect. Here your teeth and gums are examined for any injuries before the procedure is done, and further treatment is done should the results be positive. Once the process begins, it lasts about an hour to complete and has immediate results.

Teeth whitening gels

So you might ask whether the whitening gels are effective and the answer is that, yes, they are. The only downside about them is that the effect is not immediate. Depending on the amount of bleaching agent (peroxide) they have, the process could take some time usually three days or a couple of weeks. Whitening gels come with trays that are to be worn by the patient for a few hours a day or during the night depending on user preference. These kits containing trays and whitening gels can either be bought from a dentist or in a chemist. However, the ones from the dentist produce results faster and are custom made to fit your dental formula.


Toothpaste is designed to whiten your teeth over time, so it's vital that you remember to brush your teeth every day. Some of the toothpaste may work faster than others due to extra polishing agents in them. However, it's essential you take note that toothpaste doesn't bleach your teeth; they remove the surface stains.

Reach out to a cosmetic dentistry clinic to learn more.


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The History of Dentistry

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stories about the past. Whether the stories were about horses, wars, exploration or even dentistry, I loved to hear them. I find that knowing the history of something helps it to make sense and feel approachable. I know that some people have dental anxiety, and I too have suffered, but I also feel like the more you know about dental work and its history, the easier it is. This blog is dedicated to exploring the history of dentistry – What did ancient people use for fillings? How did early dentists numb their patients? Who was the first dentist? Those are just some of the questions I plan to answer here. Ready? Okay, let's dive into the history of dentistry together!