Ways to whiten your teeth
Our teeth are one of the most important things when it comes to our confidence and enjoyment of life, they help us to eat, smile and speak properly, so when this is affected we are naturally very conscious of this, particularly when your teeth become stained or discoloured. This article will talk about some of the ways in which you can give your teeth that extra boost and bring back their original white lustre.
This is regular toothpaste that has added ingredients in them such as mild abrasives, substances used for whitening, or polishing agents. These are generally quite effective and will give your teeth a small boost in terms of whiteness, but do not have the results of other whitening products like kits.
Many people swear by home remedies that have been around for a long time, one such method is the use of baking soda and a toothbrush to gently brush the teeth and remove stains and discolouring on the teeth. There are also a number of people that swear by chewing sugarless gum, as the action of chewing produces saliva and helps to neutralise the acids in the mouth that cause tooth decay.
These are very thin and usually transparent strips that are coated in a peroxide whitening gel and are generally worn for about half an hour a few times each week. These provide quite reasonable results and can be seen in a manner of days, but nowhere near the effectiveness of whitening kits, but have the added advantage of being extremely simple to use and they are practically fool proof.
There are many different types of whitening kits available now and are very effective in improving the look of your teeth. One of the most common types of kits is a peroxide based gel that is applied to a tray that moulds to your teeth and is worn for about thirty minutes to an hour every day for about a week. These trays can be bought over the shop counter or you can speak to your dentist about getting a custom mould made, to improve the effectiveness of the peroxide gel. There are also kits that just use the gel applied directly to the teeth in a similar fashion to the trays or moulds.
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