Teeth Whitening isn’t a one-time procedure. It’ll need to be repeated from time to time if you wish to maintain the brighter color.
These ways about Teeth whitening can make your teeth sparkling, white and beautiful!
A White Smile as a First Impression:
When we meet a new person, one of the first things we notice is their smile and their white teeth. So to leave a positive first impression, it is logical to give your smile the attention it deserves.
A beautiful white smile can provide an individual self-confidence. People with sweet smiles tend to smile more often. Research also shows that people who smile frequently are perceived as more friendly and more approachable.
Ways to Whiten Your Teeth:
One way to improve your smile is through teeth whitening, a practice that is growing in popularity. In fact, tooth whitening is one of the most common forms of non-invasive cosmetic treatment. Depending on which option you choose, you can have a brighter smile in as little as one hour to as long as a few weeks.
In this article, we will explain the different types of teeth whitening and how each of them works. We will also explain to you what are some of the most common causes of tooth discoloration and how you can influence that by yourself.
There are two ways to brighten up your smile.
- The first option is doing it yourself, by buying products from you’re a retail store or the internet.
- The second option is by visiting your dentist to get your teeth professionally whitened.
Whitening your Teeth at Home
There is a big market on teeth whitening products, so you can easily choose which on fits your lifestyle best.
First of all, there is whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpaste contains mild abrasives and polishing agents that can make your teeth whiter or keep them white longer after they have been professionally whitened. Although the toothpaste will not affect the color of your teeth, they can be useful for removing stains from your teeth, and improve the overall appearance of your teeth.
The other option is buying a DIY-kit for your home. The do-it-yourself kits often contain a mouth guard and a gel-based solution that whitens your teeth. In most cases, the mouth guard with the gel is worn a couple of hours a day or night. The effects of the kit will start to be visible in as little as one week.
When you buy a kit, make sure that the mouth guard fits properly, to avoid that the gel that can irritate your gums.
Although these products are often more affordable then a treatment at the dentist, research shows they are not the best way the whiten your teeth. In most cases, the products have a lower concentration of whitening product, which often leads to a lesser effect on your teeth.
Visiting Your Dentist
At the dentist office, The dentist will always check your teeth health first, and will then walk you through your best options.
Zoom Whitening is a bleaching procedure that is performed at the dentist’s office, where a hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth. Your dentist then places a UV lamp on the teeth. This process allows oxygen to enter the dentin and enamel, bleaching the colored substances while leaving the structure of the teeth intact. This process is usually repeated five times, with the total treatment time around one hour for a full set of teeth. Treatment can result in up to 8 shades of improvement. Some patients report to experience no sensitivity at all, while others have reported some sensitivity.
Custom Fit Mouthpieces
Custom made mouthpiece with whitening gel. This product works in a similar way to the DIY method that you can buy in the supermarket, with the difference that the mouthpiece is custom fit to your teeth. As a result, the mouth guard has a perfect fit, and the gel tends to stay within the appliance. Also, the strength and concentration of whitening agents will be higher than the one you buy in the shops. The mouthpiece is generally worn a couple of hours per day (or night) with results showing in a one to two weeks.
Laser The newest treatment for teeth whitening is with the help of a laser. After first polishing your teeth and removing any coloration from for staining agents like coffee or tea, the dentist will put whitening gel on your teeth. The gel will then be activated by a laser. After about 1h, the treatment is finished, and your teeth will have improved color.
Walking bleach Sometimes dead teeth go discolored after a root filling. Your dentist can apply whitening product from the inside of the teeth to brighten it up again. After a few days, the teeth will be lighter. Depending on the result, the treatment may be done just once or a few times.
The most efficient and safest method of tooth whitening is dentist-supervised. Having an in-office treatment at the dentist office has the best and more lasting results. For modest improvements, a home kit is an economic option depending on the degree of change you desire.
You can also help to keep your teeth white by limiting sugary food and drinks that will stain your teeth as in coffee, red wine and tobacco. Also brushing your teeth at least 2 times a day and visiting your dentist regularly will help the health and color of your teeth.