Bleaching has changed the lives of countless patients over the past 20 years. A bright smile has been proven by countless studies to be hugely beneficial to one’s self esteem, outlook on life and even job prospects! Still, one would assume that the only benefits of bleaching are aesthetic. According to numerous recent studies, however, the benefits go way beyond the appearance of your teeth.
When you come into our dental office for a bleaching, a gel containing the active ingredient carbamide peroxide is placed on your teeth. The gel whitens beautifully, but this amazing solution does much more than that. Numerous recent studies have proven its ability to kill bacteria, reduce plaque and even prevent cavities!
Bleaching gel cleans teeth through a few different methods. First, it elevates salivary pH which fights acids in your mouth that cause tooth decay. Second, it kills one of the two bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities. Third, it removes plaque from the surface of the teeth. Plaque buildup is one of the greatest barriers faced by those trying to maintain a healthy smile.
While brushing and flossing are great ways to prevent cavities, for those who struggle to do so, or those who still find themselves with cavities, sleeping with a bleaching gel lined tray can be the solution. The nightly bleaching gel formula is less potent than the one used for in-office bleaching, and thus causes minimal tooth sensitivity. It still, however, whitens teeth and provides lasting aesthetic and oral health benefits.
So if you or someone you know seems to have cavities at every dentist visit, we recommend bleaching gel (available at A New Smile), for a whiter and healthier smile!
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