Teeth cleaning and teeth whitening are two extremely popular dental treatments, whose benefits are often misconstrued. Whilst both of these treatments appear to give similar results, it’s key to know what the benefits of each one are before choosing your cosmetic dental treatment. We’ve broken down the key benefits of each treatment.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that aims to “whiten” the appearance of your teeth by using a bleaching treatment. It aims to lighten your teeth by a few shades, and can remove staining caused by food, or coffee.
Pearly white teeth
The most obvious benefit of a teeth whitening treatment is the appearance of your teeth. This treatment brightens and whitens your teeth and removes stains. This treatment is perfect for those looking for the cosmetic benefits of teeth whitening, to complete their smile.
Surface plaque removal
Part of a teeth whitening treatment often includes a surface clean of your teeth before the whitening is done. This is to ensure that the whitening treatment has the best results. The good thing about this is that you get one of the benefits of teeth cleaning treatments as well as your whitening treatment.
It can boost your confidence
We all have insecurities, and having whiter teeth can make you feel more confident. Achieving this easily through a teeth whitening treatment is a great way to boost your self-esteem and make you feel happier too.
A teeth cleaning treatment is a deep cleaning treatment that is carried out by a dentist or a dental hygienist. It is a great way to maintain oral health and it is recommended that you have a teeth cleaning treatment every six months.
Deep cleaning removes plaque build-up
The main benefit of this treatment is that it boosts your overall oral health by removing plaque from your mouth. Plaque build-up can cause multiple oral issues, and may result in you needing to have additional dental treatments to address them, such as fillings or even tooth replacements.
Prevents further problems
Prevention is always better than cure. Teeth cleaning helps to prevent issues such as gum disease by keeping your mouth healthy and free of germs and bacteria. Not to mention, teeth cleaning can help to remove any staining that may have built up too, which is an additional cosmetic benefit of having this kind of treatment.
It can help identify other problems
When your dentist or dental hygienist performs a tooth cleaning, it gives them an opportunity to check that your teeth and gums are in healthy condition. It’s during this time that they can identify any other issues that are affecting your oral health such as infections, tooth fractures or chips. If there are any additional issues, they can react before it becomes a nuisance in your life, or, at worst, negatively impacts your overall oral health. They can often catch things early this way, and react quickly to prevent problems from developing into issues that require further treatment, which can be costly in terms of money and time for you.