Whitening your teeth at home has never been more effective, provided you choose the right type of product. If you go with cheap whiteners, you might regret it. You can get your teeth white again. In Highlands Ranch, Colorado and surrounding areas down the front range white teeth are very important to most people. White teeth symbolize great dental hygiene. Dr. George Lunn, and his team in Highlands Ranch can help you get your teeth white again.
First Steps to Get Your Teeth White Again
If you’ve spent any time on the internet trying to learn how to whiten your teeth at home, you may be a little confused. After all, there are hundreds of so-called “natural” ways to bleach to lighten teeth listed online. Which are the best? We’ve investigated, and we cut the list down to four.
Teeth tend to darken over time. It’s almost unavoidable. Even with regular brushing and flossing, it can be hard to avoid the gradual graying the teeth undergo. Likewise, if you have poor oral health habits, your teeth can rapidly turn yellow, brown or even black. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get your teeth white again by whitening them yourself.
According to information provided by the TLC Channel, teeth naturally darken with age. This is due to the slow removal of enamel from the surface of your teeth. It’s a bit of a conundrum, actually – if you don’t brush, your pearly whites will turn yellow, and if you brush too hard, you’ll scrape away your enamel, leaving your chompers to turn yellow.
The health resource notes that teeth can also get stained from the inside. This is a process called “intrinsic” staining. For example, silver fillings can discolor teeth in adulthood, as can the antibiotic tetracycline in childhood.
And of course, poor oral health, smoking, drug abuse, mouth breathing and dry mouth syndromes can all contribute to dental stains. It is key to visit your dentist at least twice a year to prevent oral diseases.
4 Ways to Keep Your Teeth White
1. Avoid staining beverages. Coffee, soft drinks, alcohol, fruit juices and sweetened beverages can all stain your teeth. If you absolutely cannot go without them, TLC has a helpful hint: studies have shown that drinking through a straw can prevent staining by keeping beverages from touching the teeth.
2. Use a specialty whitening toothpaste. According to the Mayo Clinic, whitening toothpaste can lighten your teeth with abrasives and oxygenating – bleaching agents. These products typically take at least two weeks before you can see any difference in tooth color.
3. Avoid smoking. Makes sense, right?
4. Purchase a home whitening kit from HR Family Dental. We have professional whitening gels to take home that will improve the color of your teeth.
Always remember to get your teeth cleaned. Has it been a while? Contact us today either fill out the form below and someone will be with you or call 303.346.4495 or email Scheduling@hrfamilydental.com