Whitening of the teeth can be a touchy subject; stained or yellow teeth can be cause for embarrassment. If you cannot currently afford to seek treatment from a dentist, what are your options for relief? This article has been compiled, with effective whitening of the teeth techniques, for those who need a little guidance.
If you are using teeth whitening strips and they are meant to be on for 2 hours, though your gums are starting hurting, make a switch to the strips that only need to be left for 30 minutes. It may take more time for your teeth to get eventually white, but sore gums are not a usual ‘side effect’ of whitening teeth.
In order to achieve the best results you can from whitening your teeth, using whitening products, you should first make sure your teeth are cleaned. Unlike hair dyes that work great on slightly dirty hair, these whitening teeth products function well on a clean canvas. If you skip this step and whiten your teeth while they are dirty, you can wind up with a couple of different shades, so make sure you brush and floss before you whiten.
Most dentists offer laser tooth whitening in their offices. This will be the best way to get make teeth as white as they can be. The dentist applies a gel, and then the bleaching agents in the gel are activated with the laser. The results are immediate, your teeth will be whiter by the end of the process, by 5-6 times.
Stay away from wine, cigarettes and coffee. All of these products contain chemicals that are hazardous to the color of tooth enamel. If you are not able to go without any of these products, always make sure you brush your teeth after you use them. Some companies sell finger brushes that serve as a mild abrasive so that you can brush without a toothbrush. The abrasiveness of these finger brushes cleans your teeth.
As you can see, there are small steps you can try, to brighten your teeth on your own. It shouldn’t require months of saved funds and constant dentist visits to improve the appearance of your smile. However you choose to go about it, make oral hygiene a part of your life to keep white teeth.