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Best Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

In recent years, dental beauty has become popular. Everyone wants to have a beautiful set of teeth. Buying whitening and dental products to do it yourself is inexpensive and convenient. Or you can go for a professional whitening procedure at a dental clinic for dramatic results. In general, there are basically two best ways to whiten your teeth and fix your yellow teeth.

Bleaching Procedure

It can improve the natural color of your teeth especially brightness. A dental bleaching product can be purchased at home or administered by a professional at a dentist's office. Bleaching agent contains an active ingredient such as carbamide or hydrogen peroxide. At a concentration of 10% to 22%, it can remove internal discolorations (exogenous stains) and surface stains (endogenous stains). Of course, the fees of different tooth whitening clinics and dentists vary.

Light-activated whitening treatment, also known as chairside bleaching, can bring you the most visible whitening results. White as they appear, your teeth will require multiple bleaching sessions because white teeth from chairside bleaching can stain easily when you consume coffee, tea or soft drinks.

Use a custom-made mouthpiece tray. This is prepared by your dentist for bleaching at home usually for a few hours a day or overnight for about two weeks. When new stains appear, you need to wear the tray again for a night or two to remove the stains.

Over-the-counter tooth whitening products. These are available at a pharmacy and include ointments for use in mouthpiece trays, whitening gels applied with toothbrushes and tooth whitening strips. These are relatively inexpensive and can be applied on your own.

Non-bleaching Procedure

Physical action or chemical action or a combination of the two removes tooth surface stains (exogenous stains). If you don’t have time to visit the dentist, you can use a variety of special toothpastes to remove surface stains through slight abrasion. Among them, whitening toothpaste cleans tooth stains more effectively because it contains special chemicals or polishing agents. Professional cleaning by dentists or oral hygienists also uses abrasion and polishing to remove most external stains caused by food and tobacco.

Results of the same whitening treatment method vary. Whitening toothpaste may work for some people but those with gray or severe discoloration may have to go for porcelain veneers or adhesives to get the white smile they want. Consult your dentist or dental expert on which treatment is best for you.

This article is intended to promote understanding of the topic of oral health and promote relevant knowledge and is not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.
If you have any questions about medical conditions or treatment, always seek opinions from a dentist or other qualified health care provider.
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