Tooth discoloration is one of the most prevalent cosmetic problems reported by adults in our country, and we can understand why. We are living in possibly the most beauty-conscious time in history, when we feel our best when we can maintain a “camera-ready” appearance. When it comes to the smile, this may seem more difficult than it really is. At Virginia Biological Dentistry, the teeth whitening process offers patients a low-cost method of facial rejuvenation that works quickly and without the fear of tooth damage.
Humans’ desire for beauty is nothing new. We can look all the way back to ancient Egypt to see the focus that has always been placed on attractive teeth. During early history, substances like vinegar and pumice were used to create brilliantly white teeth. However, the harsh abrasiveness of these substances quickly led from brighter teeth to damaged teeth.
The methods in Egypt were aggressive, but they beat what was done in Rome. Most people couldn’t imagine rubbing urine on their teeth. Thankfully this method was abandoned too. In the 18th Century, barbers were responsible for dental care. At this time, teeth whitening involved tooth reduction, to prime enamel, and the application of an acid product. Like the folks in ancient Egypt, those treated with this method suffered tooth erosion.
We are fortunate that the methods tried throughout centuries have led to in-office and home whitening treatments that work without damaging teeth. The very best, and safest, way to get a brilliant smile is to trust your dentist. Some of the recommended DIY methods that are promoted today are only minimally better than those that were tried hundreds of years ago.
Get the radiant smile you want with teeth whitening from your Virginia Biological Dentistry. Call (804) 381-6238.