Teeth Whitening Developments
Before dentists started to whiten teeth, the dental community has worked tremendously hard to develop new technologies for advancing the art of restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. For decades, new technologies and procedures have continued to emerge.
Great scientific advances have been made in the development of new bonding materials, CAD/CAM technologies, and implants to name just a few.
However, despite all this advancement in technology, doctors and patients alike have continued to become increasingly interested (and perhaps a little obsessed) in cosmetic dental procedures over the last 15 years.
With the development of cosmetic dentistry, perhaps not even professionals in the industry could have predicted the tremendous demand and attention that would come into the field of cosmetic dental procedures when dentists began to whiten teeth.
After whitening strips were introduced at the turn of the century, patients in large numbers began to enquire about other cosmetic procedures. Fueled by popular reality TV shows and clever marketing, cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening has boomed.
Most of this hype, arguably, began when dentists began to whiten teeth and according to professionals, the teeth whitening phenomenon isn’t likely to go away any time soon. According to industry reports, the teeth whitening business is quickly approaching the 2 billion dollar mark - which in the eyes of many is remarkable.