A great smile is definitely a valuable asset particularly when rendered by a set of pearly white teeth. The use of such an asset when you first meet someone or during an interview creates a pleasing sight and boosts your confidence. However, your teeth may lose some of their brilliant natural luster as a result of the foods you eat the use of tobacco. The solution to getting back your white, perfect smile is using the best treatment methods available for whitening your teeth.
There are three major categories of teeth bleaching in practice today:
Professional bleaching: This is the quickest and most effective teeth cleaning/whitening technique. Many like to refer to it as Chair-side or RD Dental In-Office bleaching. The procedure is simple and short and only lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. You are only required to pay your dentist two or more visits to have every tooth glisten. Find the best local dentist that whitens teeth or look in the phonebook for RD Dental. What we do is to apply a bleaching agent to your teeth that does no harm to your gums. The gums are safely protected using a rubber shield or a gel. After successive application of the bleaching agent, we might choose to use light procedures or additional heat to speed up the process. The entire process is safe and painless.
Home bleaching: You can decide to bleach your teeth at home. You only have to buy a kit from a dentist or any other certified pharmacist. The kit includes the bleaching solutions or gel mostly made of hydrogen peroxide. The solution is applied on the enamel with the gum protected using a guard included in the kit. The entire process is highlighted in the included user manual. The duration of the treatment and frequency of use determines the effectiveness of this technique. Overnight treatments will work for a shorter period while treating your teeth, whereas twice a day will lengthen the effectiveness of the treatment.
Whitening toothpastes: This technique works in a rather different way from home and professional bleaching as it aims at permanent alteration of teeth color. The special whitening toothpastes contain polishing agents that remove the deeper stains that normal toothpaste cannot effectively dislodge. Some of the most common products include Sensodyne Extra Whitening Toothpaste, Colgate Pro Clinical Daily Whitening Toothpaste, Crest 3D White Vivid Fluoride Toothpaste and many others. Consulting your dentist for advice before using any of these products is a wise decision.
With all these techniques followed by practicing of basic dental hygiene of brushing and flossing twice a day, you will keep smiling all day long.