Teeth whitening considerations
In our world of high beauty standards and increasingly popular cosmetic treatments, people have never placed more value on having beautiful white teeth and a radiant smile than they do now. However, this often comes into conflict with our desire to consume things like soft drinks and wines – both of which can stain our teeth over time and leave them looking yellow. We understand it can feel like a battle to maintain proper dental hygiene while enjoying the things that may not be healthy for your teeth. Fortunately, by taking some initiative, there are a few things you can do to keep your teeth looking as white as possible.
Methods to Keep Your Teeth White
While nothing can substitute for a professional teeth whitening service such as the ones we offer to patients, a number of inexpensive home remedies can be used to subtly whiten your teeth and keep them looking healthy. Aside from general lifestyle and diet changes, here a few methods we suggest you try:
Whitening Gel or Toothpaste
You can buy a gel or toothpaste that’s specifically designed to polish and whiten your teeth by gently removing surface stains that accumulate over time. Like brushing with normal toothpaste, it’s necessary to rinse out your mouth thoroughly after brushing.
Professional whitening using Carbamide Peroxide
The dentist fabricates custom made trays. Patients are then instructed on how to safely apply a 16% solution of carbamide peroxide to the trays at home for best results.
Many of our dental practices provide a wide range of treatments and offer professional teeth whitening. To find out more, get in touch with us today by calling your local clinic or by filling out our convenient contact form.