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Effective Tips On How To Find The Right Teeth Whitener For You

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments not only in London but also across the UK. A large variety of such whitening products, in form of gel, pen, paste and others, is readily available over the counter in the chemists’ shops and in the supermarkets. Picking up the right teeth whitener for you from these multiple alternative options is undoubtedly difficult.

To make your task easier, a teeth whitening London dentist suggests how to select the right teeth whitening product in the market.

Selecting your ideal teeth whitening product

  • Take a look at your dental habits: Teeth whitening products are not meant to be used once in a blue moon. To get the best results, you’ve use them consistently. Therefore, you must select a product that easily fits your lifestyle. You can use it consistently over a period of time and secure impressive results every time.
     
  • Consider your oral health history: Over-the-counter teeth whitening products are usually not very effective on crowns and fillings. They are neither powerful enough to remove dark stains. However, they work better on yellow teeth than on greyish ones. The teeth turns yellow as a natural side-effect of ageing while they turn greyish due to smoking, alcohol consumption and certain medications. Veneers can’t be whitened either; they just need to be replaced with the passage of time. You must consider all these factors before zero in upon any over-the-counter teeth whitener for yourself.
     
  • LED and laser teeth whitening: Hand-held LED and laser lights are available these days as light-activated teeth whitening products. The manufacturers claim the products provide better results than all other varieties of teeth whiteners. Dental experts – on the other hand – rubbish this claim and suggest people to avoid using them. You should better pay heed to this advice and can skip using such products to improve the shade of your teeth.
     
  • Consult your family dentist: Before spending a dime on over-the-counter whitening products, you should ask your family dentist for a recommendation. In fact, he or she can even tell you if such products are at all suitable for you. Sometimes the preventive dentistry treatment of teeth cleaning proves sufficient to get your “discoloured” teeth back to their original shade.

Now the question that arises is how frequently you can or should apply these over-the-counter whitening agents? Usually, over-the-counter whitening products are recommended to use a maximum upto twice a year. If you use them more often, you may suffer from tooth sensitivity and may also develop white spots on the teeth, resulting from a dental condition called hypocalcification. To get the right answer, you may also look into the best reviews on teeth whitening.

Using teeth whitening tooth pastes and mouth washes

To put it bluntly, this range of toothpastes and mouthwashes is hardly effective in removing the stubborn stains that whitening treatments can. Every tooth has different layers of formation. The hard and outermost layer that forms the crown is the enamel layer. In course of time, all the coffee, berries, red wine and such other items that you consume, form the pellicle layer atop the tooth enamel.

If you don’t take any measure to overcome the problem, the pellicle layer further penetrates the enamel to reach the inner dentin part of the tooth. In other words, this is how the stains take up a more permanent residence on your teeth. Whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes scrub only the outer enamel portion of the teeth. They are not powerful enough to reach the inner dentin chamber. Thus, they prove ineffective to remove the unsightly stains. At this stage you need teeth whitening products that have bleaching chemicals or peroxide as ingredients. These products can easily penetrate the enamel surface of your tooth and start a chemical reaction to break up the stains from the inner dentin surface.

It is possible to retain the results of teeth whitening longer. For that, you have to cut down on consuming coffee, red wine, smoking and such other items that cause stains. Ideally your aim should be lessening stain deposits as well as preventing demineralisation of the teeth. For more suggestions on how to find the right teeth whitener for you, please feel free to contact London Teeth Whitening at Wimpole Street in Marylebone.

24 Aug 2018

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