Thinking about trying whitening toothpaste to brighten the colour of your teeth? You may be wondering whether work, and if they can help bring back your bright smile. In this post, our Hanin Surrey dentists list a few effective ways to maintain and achieve a white smile.
Many foods and beverages we enjoy today - from our morning coffee to those few pieces of chocolate at lunch - can stain our teeth over time. Our teeth also naturally darken as we age, dulling our smile.
So, what can you do if your smile isn’t as white as you’d like? If you want to return your teeth to their former whiteness, you may consider trying a whitening toothpaste.
Take a walk through the toothpaste aisle at your local store and you will soon see that there are many different kinds of toothpaste available. If you are wondering if any are worth trying, our dentists have some insights to share.
Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most important ingredients when it comes to whitening the colour of your teeth, and you will find it in many whitening toothpastes. However, many of these toothpastes do not have enough hydrogen peroxide to be very effective - meaning they may not whiten your teeth any better than regular toothpaste.
But, don’t write off whitening toothpastes as a waste of your time and money just yet. Many of these toothpastes also contain abrasive ingredients, which may help to eliminate surface stains from your teeth. This can also help improve your smile’s appearance.
Oral Hygiene Helps You Keep a Bright, Healthy Smile
Brushing twice every day for two minutes each time is critical to maintaining a bright, healthy smile. Using your favourite kind of toothpaste to brush thoroughly before flossing once per day will get you into an excellent at-home oral hygiene routine.
This will make your professional cleanings and checkups at the dentist’s office every six months much easier. These two elements combined will help prevent dental diseases, remove stubborn stains - and keep your teeth looking their best.
Yellow Tartar Buildup Can Dull Your Smile
Throughout the day, sticky plaque builds up on our teeth. If it’s not removed with thorough brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (calculus), leaving an unpleasant yellow residue on your teeth. This can also lead to some serious oral health problems, such as gum disease.
Brushing plaque away twice daily is vital to keeping your smile healthy and bright. By coupling your regular dental cleanings with twice daily brushing, you’ll also prevent tartar from building up.
Professional Teeth Whitening
If you need some assistance restoring your teeth to their whiter appearance, non-invasive professional teeth whitening may be the ideal solution for you. This cosmetic dental treatment can easily lighten the colour of your natural tooth enamel. With professional teeth whitening, you may be able to enhance your smile’s appearance and help boost your confidence.
These are the 3 steps to the professional teeth whitening process here at Hanin Dental Surrey:
- See your dentist so you can be fitted for custom whitening trays.
- Return to pick up your professional whitening solution, instructions and trays from your dentist.
- Use the whitening system at home, over the course of several days.