White teeth used to be the thing of the future but are suddenly the norm. Are your teeth becoming a dull yellow while the friends and coworkers around you have bright smiles? Step out of the past and into the future. Welcome that bright white smile.
The natural color of tooth enamel can vary from pale yellow to a grayish white. Some people may have a beautiful natural white smile while others may have to a yellow hue to their teeth. Your dentist can help you determine where your teeth are naturally and if they have changed with age. With dentistry there is no failure it is possible for all to have a bright white smile with some cash. Ouch that might remove the smile for a minute.
Foods/drinks and causes of most common staining:
Coffee, tea, wines, as well as some fruits and vegatables can stain teeth. Tabacco use is also another major cause of tooth discolor. You may need to remove some of these from your daily life if you desire to have bright white teeth.
Over the Counter Whiteners:
Over the counter whiteners are available and some have been proven to be quite effective. However, one must consider first the need to have your teeth professionally cleaned and your gums examined. Here are a few over the counter options. These options both include whitening gels. They are a peroxide based clear gel which is applied daily to the surface of your teeth. Instructions call for a application twice a day for fourteen days. The second option is a whitening strip. These strips are applied twice daily and are clear and coated with a whitening gel as well. The cost of these over the counter products range in price from ten to fifty five dollars. The results can last for up to four months.
Tray based systems are purchased over the counter or through your dentist. These involve a peroxide-bleach agent. You wear this tray approximately two hours a day or all night for a month or longer. You’re dentist would recommend the best procedure for your teeth.
The in office bleaching is the best and easiest way to have your smile transformed into an image of beauty. The whitening product is applied directly on your teeth in the dental office. There are treatments that vary in length of time. Several appointments are needed. After the first visit with laser treatment dramatic results are seen. The prices range from five hundred to 1,000 for the entire mouth.
The best place to start is with a trip to the dentist for a check up. The next step is to look in your wallet. If you need more cash consider the over the counter products. I have heard that they can be quite successful.