People usually visit a dentist because their teeth are dull or discolored. There are different kinds of discolorations, ranging from mildly discolored to heavily stained, so different treatments are needed in different situations.
Discoloration that is mild to moderate is best treated with teeth whitening. You can also whiten your teeth if they are starting to look dull due to aging if the staining is light. You can repeat the procedure many times without damaging your teeth. The treatment is completely noninvasive.
Since the above treatment effectively whitens your teeth, you might wonder why veneers would be used, as they require invasive dentistry to prepare before they can be fitted. While teeth whitening should naturally improve the whiteness of any teeth, heavily stained teeth may not achieve the results that you had hoped for. A person who smokes heavily or consumes staining products heavily can have teeth that fall into this category. Other visible imperfections, such as small chips and cracks, will still exist after whitening. This is where veneers come in handy. When your new veneers are in place, assuming they are cared for properly, you should be able to enjoy a great-looking smile for around ten years or so.
We strongly recommend that you avoid the DIY dental suggestions that you see online if you want to achieve a great-looking new smile. Many of them can hurt your teeth and gums. It is always best to seek the advice of an experienced cosmetic dentist in order to get the smile that you are looking for and to keep your oral health in check.
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