Teeth whitening starts with brushing your teeth. Every day for starters, but we know that part already. We all want good looking, healthy teeth. Most of us want really white teeth, gleaming teeth. Our smile shows off our mouth and the main attraction when we smile is our teeth. So here are some tips on how to get your teeth gleaming white.
Teeth whitening is not for everyone. If you have fillings or unrestored gums, you will need to see a cosmetic dentist to make sure that you can have your teeth whitened.
The most expensive way to whiten your teeth is to have your dentist do it by having them do an in-office bleaching. The product is applied directly to your teeth. The products are used with heat, a special light or laser. It takes thirty to sixty minutes and you can see changes the first time you do it. To have your teeth super white you need to make more than one appointment.
A cheaper way to whiten your teeth is tray-based. You need to fill a mouth guard with a whitening solution (gel). It has a peroxide bleach in it. It stays in your mouth for a couple of hours a day. You use it at night time for four weeks. It varies how many weeks depending on the color of your teeth.
Whitening strips- Whitening gel is clear. You need to apply it to your teeth with a small brush. The instructions tell you to apply the gel two times a day for two weeks. Going with the whitening strips they are almost invisible. They are coated with a peroxide based whitening gel.
With all the new solutions and gels out there to whiten your teeth you have a variety of options to choose for yourself. I would probably use the mouth guard – to me that seems pretty simple and only takes a few hours while you’re sleeping even!
Whitening Rinses- It’s like regular mouth wash. It includes ingredients that bleach your teeth to make them whiter. It might take up to 12 weeks to see the difference in your teeth. Experts say it might not be as effective as over the counter products. The whitening rinse is only in contact with your teeth for a short period of time. The rinse doesn’t have the time to sink in as well as the gels would.
Tooth Paste will remove stains. Some whitening pastes have gentle polishing and chemical agents for additional stain removal effectiveness.
Whether you try all the choices or just one you should find which one is best for you. It depends on how white you want your teeth. The whiter your teeth the more your smile will stand out to others. If you want people to remember you for your smile you’ll want to keep your teeth as white as possible.