Secrets For Whiter Teeth
If you're after a smile you can be proud of, check out these tips for getting your teeth their whitest.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
A number of at-home tooth-whitening products -- kits, strips, toothpastes, and rinses-- may lighten stains, but for a more intense difference, Lynch Dental offers take-home bleaching kits complete with a personalised mould so you can receive professional results at home.
For a more mi;d result, tooth-whitening products available in chemists use mild bleach to brighten yellow teeth.
Home Remedies for Whiter Teeth
Some people still prefer the age-old home remedy of baking soda and a toothbrush to gently whiten teeth at home. Also, some foods such as celery, apples, pears, and carrots trigger lots of saliva, which helps wash away food debris on your teeth. Chewing sugarless gum is a tooth-cleansing action and also triggers saliva. A bonus from all that saliva: It neutralises the acid that causes tooth decay. With teeth, more saliva is better all around.
A home tooth-whitening kit contains carbamide peroxide, a bleach that can remove both deep and surface stains and change your natural tooth colour. If you have coffee-stained teeth, a tooth-bleaching kit can help. With some kits, you apply a peroxide-based gel (with a small brush) to the surface of your teeth. In other kits, the gel is in a tray that molds to the teeth. The tray must be worn daily (for 30 to 45 minutes) for a week or more. Call Lynch Dental today for more information on our teeth whitening kits.
Home Whitening Strips
Tooth-whitening strips will help get rid of tooth stains. These strips are very thin, virtually invisible, and are coated with a peroxide-based whitening gel. You wear them a few minutes daily for a week or more. Results are visible in just a few days, and last at least a year. The results with strips are not as dramatic as with whitening kits, but the strips are easy to use and pretty much foolproof.
Whitening Toothpastes and Rinses
How to get stains off your teeth? Over-the-counter toothpastes, gels, and rinses help remove some surface stains. Many of these products contain mild abrasives, chemicals, or polishing agents. Unlike bleaches, they don't change the natural color of teeth.