Having a beautiful smile is always a priority. When it comes to achieving a drop-dead gorgeous smile, you need to make sure that all of your pearly whites are, in fact, white. However, if you want to whiten your teeth, there are several options for you to consider. Below are just a few of the things that you can do in order to give your smile a bright makeover:
If the problem with your teeth is minor, you can simply make do with the help of a whitening toothpaste. Most whitening toothpastes contain chemical agents which either get rid of impurities found on the surfaces of your teeth or polish the surfaces in order to reveal a whiter layer that is visible when the stains are removed. The problem with whitening toothpastes is, aside from the fact that they require some time before the results can become noticeable, the shade of the teeth can only be whitened by up to about one shade.
These strips can be bought over-the-counter and can also be purchased in gel forms. These products are applied directly to the surfaces of teeth, and are usually used up to twice a day for a total number of 14 consecutive days. Hydrogen peroxide is the chemical that is responsible for the whitening action in these produces, which is still the same chemical used to whiten your teeth even when you opt for in-office whitening procedures. Most of the time, these strips are applied to your teeth for up to 30 minutes at a time. The results can be seen after a few applications of the whitening strips and the effects can be clearly visible by the time the 14-day application period is over. The problem is that doing this too often can damage your teeth and still not get as many shades whiter as in-office whitening..
If you’re looking for the best and safest way to whiten your teeth, you should consider in-office whitening treatment. With a professional who is controlling the interaction of your teeth and hydrogen peroxide, then the chance of your teeth becoming damaged in the process of whitening your teeth becomes extremely slim. However, the results of this whitening procedure are not permanent, and you may need to undergo periodic touch-ups throughout the year in order to keep your smile in its pristine white condition.
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