Techniques For Whitening Your Teeth
Tooth whitening or dental bleaching is simply the process of brightening the shade of the natural color of your teeth. This can be done by either removing the outer layer of the tooth’s outer surface or by enhancing the whitening properties within the tooth’s own enamel. Tooth whitening can be desirable if teeth yellowed over time due to aging and is generally done by either changing the color of the inner tooth enamel, or enhancing the whitening properties found in other tooth materials such as dentin and the resin that make up the base of your tooth’s teeth. This article will discuss the basics of tooth whitening procedures, as well as what factors you should keep in mind when whitening your teeth at home.
Whitening toothpastes are among the most popular tooth whitening methods, because they’re among the least expensive. However, because toothpastes have so many chemicals in them that may potentially harm your gums and mouth, you need to be sure to choose your toothpaste carefully. The active ingredients in toothpastes can cause tooth sensitivity, especially if you tend to chew on your denture while you’re eating or drink a lot of sugary drinks like soda. These chemicals can cause tooth sensitivity to increase, which makes brushing and flossing difficult, unless you whiten your teeth thoroughly before you eat or drink.
Another common whitening method is dental bleaching, which can also potentially harm your gums and mouth if not done properly. Dental bleaches contain many chemicals, including peroxides that whiten the teeth more quickly, and carbamide peroxide, which can bleach out the protective outer layer of your teeth (the protective layer that binds your teeth to the gums and prevents tooth decay). These chemicals can make your teeth whiter faster than toothpastes, but some people experience tooth sensitivity after using dental bleaches, which means that you may not get the full results you want. These methods are usually inconvenient, because the chemicals used in the bleaches tend to rub off on food, creating bad breath after eating or drinking. Whitening strips can be used to immediately whiten your teeth, but they generally don’t do as well as dental bleaches and trays.
If you have sensitive teeth, you may want to consider using a home whitening kit. You can purchase these kits at almost any drugstore and usually only require the use of a swab for each treatment. These kits can whiten your teeth quickly, and in some cases, you can get faster results than you would get with a dental bleaching or trays procedure.
You may also want to consider using a whitening pen. A whitening pen contains hydrogen peroxide, which is typically much less harsh than the peroxide contained in dental bleaches. You simply place the whitening pen on your teeth and follow up with regular use of a whitening toothpaste. The whitening effect will start working within just a few weeks.
If you have tried many of the methods mentioned above, but still see less-than-perfect results, you may want to try a whitening paste. Some of these whitening pastes contain baking soda. Baking soda has been used for years to remove surface stains from teeth – it even has “antibacterial” qualities, which is a good thing if you have constant dental cleaning or have given birth to children who suffered from cavities. You simply apply the baking soda paste on your teeth, and then brush accordingly.