Your teeth may witness discoloration due to several reasons over theperiod. Here is some good news for you. First, it is quite natural losing white color of your teeth and second, your not-so-pearly white teeth can be restored to their original brightness.Everyone wants to have whiter teeth but very few struggle for it. Having several options to do so, which way to go? Keep on reading!
Who wants Whiter Teeth?
Smoking, drinking wine, coffee, and tea, and taking certain medicines are few general reasons for discolored teeth. Despite unhealthy habits and poor oral hygiene, there is an upsurge in wanting whiter teeth and brighter smile, note several dentists including Melissa Ing, DMD, associate professor of prosthodontics at the University of Connecticut Health Center.She further acknowledges that these requests of patients can be accommodated easily.
Professional Ways for Teeth Whitening
There are two professional ways to whiten your teeth. One is to use a bleaching product. It brightens the color of the teeth up to five, seven, or even twelve shades. Peroxide containing bleaching agents remove the stains on the surface of as well as deep down the teeth. Another way to have brighter teeth is using non-bleaching physical or chemical techniques for removal of surface stains only.
Most recent tooth whitening practice involves application of protective gel on your gums for soft tissues and then bleaching agent on your teeth. A special light may be used to stimulate agent’s action. This is known as Chairside Bleaching. If you want to avoid going to the dentist every now and then, you may have your dentist prepare at-home teeth whitening product, which typically involves placing gel in a mouth-guard tailored on the basis of the mold of your teeth. The guard is worn per dentist’s prescription for few weeks or maybe a month. It may whiten your teeth up to seven shades.
These professional whitening procedures are costly and vary from person to person. You may even need more than one session depending upon the amount of work required on your teeth. Also, bleaching is not a permanent solution. You might have to revisit for touch up after every couple of years and more often if you’re a heavy smoker or coffee drinker.
You may want to try some home remedies, avoiding costly trials. They may not be as effective as professional products but would brighten your teeth up to one or two shades.
- One of the ways to whiten your teeth is brushing them with baking soda and lemon juice paste and then leaving the paste onto your teeth for a minute before mouth rinse.
- Coconut or sesame oil rinse may also help. It involves swishing the oil in your mouth for about 10-20 minutes and then spitting it out. It is known as oil pulling.
Make sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly along with simple home remedies.