Cavities are easily the most common dental problem that we suffer from. They occur when the bacteria in our mouths interact with sugars in the foods and drinks we consume and produce acid. This acid is strong enough to erode the enamel of our teeth, which is the hardest substance in our body. If we don’t clean our teeth regularly, the acid has a chance to keep working away at eroding this enamel to reveal the more sensitive, inner layers of the tooth. This is known as tooth decay and often appears as a dark spot on our tooth before turning into a hole. Once the sensitive inner layers of the tooth are exposed, it is normal to experience a toothache that worsens as the level of decay increases. Fortunately, there is a fairly simple treatment – a filling.
If you have scheduled a tooth whitening procedure you are one of millions of patients to undergo this procedure in the United States each year. The desire to have a bright, white and attractive smile has led to tooth whitening becoming the most popular elective dental treatment in the world. Professional teeth whitening is performed in the comfort of your dentist’s offices and uses a higher grade of bleaching agent than is possible to purchase over the counter. Combined with careful, precision application by a trained professional, it is easy to see why in-office whitening produces the most consistent and long-lasting results.