Monday 12 January 2015

A Brief Statistical Outlook & Key Perceptions on Tooth Whitening

It has been observed that people are much more concerned about tooth discoloration. They not only feel bad, but also find the best techniques around in order to address the issue effectively. A third of the population (32%) say they are ‘concerned by the look of their teeth.’ (source: ).They communicate this problem on a serious note and visit several cosmetic surgeons. In pursuit of the same, people at times fall prey to certain products that can never influence or restore the original tooth conditions. Renowned cosmetic dentistry societies have also asserted that people have a more conscious sense about tooth discoloration because it directly affects their overall looks as well as personality.  A lot of people, and especially teens spend a considerable amount of time as well as money to substantially improve the overall appearance of their teeth.

As per the study, the overall appearance of the smile is vital in determining the attractiveness of a person. In fact, some of the theories have suggested that the significance of the mouth is connected to its importance in social interactions. Many of the behavioral approaches have stated that beautiful smile is one of the reasons for a person’s success in his/her profession and in personal life as well.

As it is easy to find the clinics in the neighbouring places that offer proven dentistry practices for such complications, people approach dentists for the best suitable answer to the problem. These clinics undoubtedly provide comprehensive restoration services stain removal, several tooth whitening techniques or even crowns and veneers. Of course, these techniques are friendly, non-invasive and can provide relief to a patient, but up to what extent, under what condition are still under suspicion. There are other factors also that still play a vital role in the procedure, which are remaining a mystery. However, if we consider the ideal conditions, then these procedures are highly significantly advanced and can prove to be a perfect solution for patients.  

In fact, the proactive utilization of a wide variety of tooth whitening techniques has become a matter of attention. Being completely non-invasive, simple and relatively advanced in its forms; these techniques are based on the use of chemical agents such as hydrogen peroxide, etc. The techniques often involve the use of such agents that are aimed to offer perfect bleach for predictable results. The teeth whitening gel plays a significant role in the overall method and leaves a lasting impression when carried out in a professional manner.

Studies and meta-analysis of studies have also shown that such whitening gels show results that are unprecedented and fruitful. If we observe the history of tooth whitening at a glance and in brief detail, then you will come to know that the procedure has gained much more advancement from the very start of the 1848 until now. The procedure has seen several vital transformations from high to low percentages of chemical agents with the use of LED lights, diode lasers. The concept/mechanism has still its prominent significance in cosmetic dentistry.

Most of the time, researchers do not understand the basic reason behind tooth whitening  besides more youthful appearance; getting married and even enhanced self-confidence. In a study of patient satisfaction with their tooth colour, Odioso et al. 52 reported up to 50% indifference, while 30% were dissatisfied and 10% highly dissatisfied with their tooth colour. As there are multiple reasons for tooth discoloration (intrinsic or extrinsic staining), it has become difficult to spot one.  However, if we look into the basics, we can observe that people prefer tooth whitening due to several reasons such as accident, prolonged smoking, staining and aging, too.  Over a quarter (27%) continues to believe that cosmetic dentistry can improve quality of life. (Source:, British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD))

As people have very high expectation from tooth whitening procedure, they directly contact dentists and convey their concerns. The Dentist also understands their concerns and as per their current conditions, they suggest different solutions. The most advantageous thing is that it is non-invasive in nature and even better for patients having sensitive dentures. Dentists address the issue and go restorative techniques.