Staining is one of the most common complaints that people have with their teeth. Unfortunately the diet of the average person is far from ideal for teeth, typically containing a lot of sugar and staining drinks, such as coffee and wine. Fortunately there is a way to correct staining in the form of teeth whitening.

Below are the main pros and cons.

Pros of Teeth Whitening

  • Improves your appearance –
    Having whiter teeth will certainly improve your appearance. When it comes to beauty, there isn’t always a consensus but where teeth are concerned this is not the case. Well-aligned, white teeth are considered to be the ideal by just about everyone.
  • Boost your confidence –
    Having a more attractive set of teeth is one of the best ways you can boost your confidence. Many people find that after having their teeth whitened they feel much more confident and are able to smile more freely.
  • Easier and less expensive than veneers –
    Porcelain veneers are one of the best ways to completely transform the look of your teeth. However they’re not suitable for everyone. If your main problem is staining and your teeth are well-aligned and don’t have many cracks or gaps, then teeth whitening is the cheaper and easier option.

Cons of Teeth Whitening

  • Sensitivity is an issue for some patients –
    Sensitivity can be an issue with teeth whitening due to the whitening agent that is used. However when you have whitening done professionally, your dentist will be able to closely monitor how you react and make decisions accordingly.
  • Maintenance treatments are required –
    Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution, meaning that if you continue to consume staining drinks such as coffee and red wine, then you will need maintenance treatments in order to keep your teeth looking white.

Get more information

If you’re still not decided on whether teeth whitening is right for you then don’t worry. You can book a consultation with Dr Back and she can advise you which type of treatment is best for you.