Teeth whitening has become a major player in the way we can care for the appearance of our teeth.
There are whitening gels, pastes, rinses; trays available in the drug store or on the internet; kits that come with lights; and products that claim that you can customize them for the best result.
But truth be known, the optimum whitening product you can get is available through your cosmetic dentist. Opalescence teeth whitening has many options to suit your individual needs.
…the optimum whitening product you can get is available through your cosmetic dentist.
There is in-office whitening that allows you to brighten your teeth in one brief visit. For patients wishing to whiten at home, there are take-home kits.
You can whiten teeth in brief stints or the whitening gel can be used overnight. Depending on the application you choose, the strength of the product can be adjusted. There are different flavors available to suit your preference.
Once whitening has been completed there are steps you can take to help keep your new bright smile. Many foods and beverages are more inclined to stain. These include coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and sugary beverages that are often touted as “healthy” drinks.
Foods to consider include many fruits such as berries due to the dark pigments they contain. Sauces with tomatoes as their base, beets, and many acidic foods can impact the color of teeth. Solutions for these issues include being prepared to brush teeth following consumption, remembering to delay brushing teeth after consuming acidic foods for about an hour to prevent damaging teeth’s enamel softened by the acids.
Tobacco products can stain newly whitened teeth prematurely. Whether smoked or chewed, tar and nicotine can make teeth yellow and brown. The primary solution to this is abstaining from use.
If you do partake in any of the items known to stain, and can’t brush, rinse with clear water. Or munch on crunchy vegetables that actually scrub teeth and produce saliva to keep the mouth flushed naturally.
A daily hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing will help keep teeth bright coupled with twice yearly visits to the dentist for a thorough cleaning and exam. During these visits, topical stains are removed and teeth are polished to look their best.
If whitened teeth begin to look drab, there are touch-up kits available to help teeth look their best.
Contact our cosmetic dental team at The Dental Place for more options to keep your teeth bright and healthy.