Teeth Whitening: What You Need To Know

Posted by DR. KOSSI on Apr 19 2021, 08:54 AM

Teeth Whitening: What You Need To Know

For a society obsessed with aesthetics, having a good set of teeth is very important. However, many people are struggling with teeth discoloration occurred as a combination of eating habits, poor lifestyle, and genetics. Luckily, discolored teeth are not the end; there are various options available to whiten your teeth. In this blog, we will take a look at the teeth whitening procedure and its various options.

How long can you retain the sheen after a teeth whitening procedure?

Teeth whitening is never a permanent solution, and if you doesn't take care of your teeth well, the effects can taper off in as little as a month. In cases where people are exposed to beverages and foods that stain the teeth, the effects can wear off even sooner. On the other hand, for those who are careful with their beverage or staining food intake, the effects can last as long as a year.

Different types of teeth whitening products you can use

There are various teeth whitening products available in the market. Let's take a look at some of them: 

  • Whitening Toothpaste

Toothpastes are known to offer some form of whitening, but there are special toothpastes that are manufactured specifically to offer additional whitening. They come loaded with chemicals that offer better stain removal. They can whiten the teeth by at least two or three shades.

  • Over-the-counter strips and gels

Strips and gels are other types of whitening products that can be bought from druggists. Strips are basically hydrogen peroxide-based gels you can stick on the surface of the teeth for a specific amount of time to get a whitened effect. On the other hand, gels clear peroxide semi-liquids you apply on top of the teeth using a small brush. 

  • Whitening Rinses

Whitening rinses work much like normal mouth rinses by freshening your breath. However, they have additional ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, which whitens teeth. Usually, they take at least 12-14 weeks of continued usage to show their effect. 

  • In-office whitening

Dentists offer in-office whitening services which can give you bright teeth in just over an hour.

Teeth whitening is a great option for people who are conscious of their teeth and are looking to change the situation for a healthier self-image. Set up an appointment with Smile City and walk out with a brand new smile! 

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