With a white and bright smile, you will have more confidence and look and feel younger too!
However, dental whitening done in the office is quite expensive, and dental insurance generally does not cover for such treatments because they are considered cosmetic. So what can you do?
There are hundreds of teeth whitening kits types available for home use, so you can try these. Over time, the teeth become stained mainly because of the foods and drinks consumed such as coffee, wine, soft drinks, tea and plenty other.
These will cause your teeth to have those stubborn stains which cannot be eliminated only by brushing regularly.
Even the home teeth whitening gels and pastes contain active ingredients which can be found in the professional whiteners used at the dentist. Two of the most frequent ingredients are Hydrogen Peroxide or Carbamide Peroxide.
The stains on your teeth are eliminated through the oxidation effects these chemicals have on your teeth.
There are also the paint- on whiteners available, but these will not eliminate the stains, but rather mask them.
If you have got sensitive teeth, you need to pay particular attention to the strength of the ingredients contained in the whitening home product. The chemicals are a little bit harsh on the teeth, and if your teeth are already sensitive, they will become even more sensitive after using these products.
Just make sure to search for whiteners which contain all natural ingredients, or ingredients which have a lower concentration and are less harsh on your enamel.
In order to obtain the desired shade of white, you might have to use the treatment several times over period of time. However, keep in mind that too much whitening can really destroy the enamel of your teeth.
You don’t need fluorescent white teeth which look unnatural. The natural color of the teeth is white with a yellowish/ivory hue.