Won’t you just love to brighten your smile, with a sparkling, shining white teeth?
I bet you do!
Generally, our teeth loses its whiteness over time, leaving us sometime embarrassed and most times shy to smile in public or at our crush.
Now, you probably wondering, what really makes our teeth turn brown? Read on, as I let you in on that.
The outer layer of a tooth is called Enamel, the color of natural teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the dentin under it. Your genes affect the thickness and smoothness of the camel. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Having smoother or rougher enamel also affects the reflection of light and therefore the color. Every day, a thin coating forms on the enamel picks up stains, tooth enamel also contains pores that could hold stains. Smoking, coffee, red wine and even fluoride of tap water also contributes in the discoloration of teeth.
Now, let me enlighten you further on what am on about. Tooth whitening is a process of lightning your teeth which helps in removing stains and discoloration. Even though, this process is not a onetime procedure, and should be repeated from time to time, it’s a great way to maintain the brighter color.
But, before you go ahead to whiten your teeth, you should be informed that most people have sensitive teeth which is possibly caused by tooth decay or resending gums, and when tooth bleaching you could end up with a burned gum. So make sure to consult your dentist before going on with the procedure. As tooth whitening works best for people with yellow teeth and is less effective for people with brown teeth. Also, cavities could affect your tooth whitening procedure, therefore it is advised that it should be treated before procedure.
After all this been said, I will be sharing with you secrets to a brighter and shinning teeth. There are two main types of whitening procedure, The Vital and Non Vital whitening. The Vital whitening is performed on teeth that have live nerves, while the Non Vital whitening is done on a tooth that has root canal treatment and no longer has a live nerve.
Although, there are many teeth whitening systems and products including whitening toothpastes, over-the counter gels, rinses, strips, strays, and whitening products obtained from a dentist. Teeth whitening done by your dentist can get teeth brighter faster, the bleaching solution is usually much stronger than at home kits.
Of-course, there are pros and cons to each option, but before you try at home tooth bleaching kits, be sure to talk to your dentist.
Whether you use at – home tooth whitening system, or have your teeth bleached by a dentist, you can help maintain the results by brushing, flossing, and rinsing daily. Also, you should avoid acidic foods and beverages such as: Black teas and coffee, red wine, carbonated beverages, berries and sauces.
Finally, it’s important for you to know that, whitening is not a permanent solution, the stains will come back, if you go back to the do NOT CONSUME list of food and beverages, the whitening may start to fade, but if you avoid these sources of staining, you may not need another whitening treatment for another 6 months. The longer you keep a stronger solution on your teeth, the whiter your teeth become.