Pearly white teeth is a phrase that gets tossed around quite frequently. While teeth haven’t always been held to the same standard of sparkle and brightness as they are today, a nice white smile is something that people have always valued in their appearance. Over the years we as dentists have seen new teeth whitening techniques pop up and change the way a person’s smile looks. These techniques have spread quickly and easily gained popularity, the only downside being that they are a bit pricey. As the prices for these techniques went up, we saw more and more do-it-yourself practices and pharmacy teeth whitening kits being purchased. While some of these can definitely enhance your smile, others have been proven to do provide absolutely nothing more. Some of these techniques have even been known to damage teeth.
In an attempt to ensure that our clients are not going out and damaging their teeth, we wanted to visit some of the most common teeth whitening techniques that we hear and shut down the lies that they’re telling about teeth whitening abilities.
This cost effective method of teeth whitening is one that we see plenty of people turn to when they’re looking for something with long term usage and minimal cost. While this toothpaste can make it look like they’re providing you with results, what they’re really doing is removing any surface stains that are left on your teeth. These stains could be from coffee, wine or something that you recently ate, and while it definitely does provide some form of whitening, it’s not one that is going to last or one that is truly making a difference to your teeth.
Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda
These are two of the ingredients that we see used in just about every do-it-yourself recipe on the internet. While these ingredients do a play a part in the some of the procedures that are done in a dentist’s office, there are other ingredients in the concoction that are the primary reason your teeth are white after the procedure. Rather than using recipes that are only partial to the ingredients of a professional procedure, just schedule an appointment to get the job done correctly.
If you are interested in having whiter teeth and a brighter smile, call Dr. Trainor’s office and have us schedule a consultation where we can review which procedure is going to be suited for you.