Most people are filled with questions and curiosity before undertaking teeth whitening, therefore we will aim to address some of the most common questions – regarding both professional tooth whitening and at home teeth whitening.
Why do your teeth darken?
- Smoking stains
- Soft drink consumption
- Coffee stains
There are various reasons, but these are the most common. Tooth stains result in less light shining through your teeth, making them look dull and lifeless.
Types of Whitening Products on the Market:
- Whitening Trays
- Gel Pens
- Whitening Strips
Does Teeth Whitening Work?
This really depends on the whitening product you use. There are plenty of scams on the internet, and we would like you to steer clear from them. On the other hand, there are some very effective and reputable whitening products available to you – and as a suggestion, we strongly recommend the following two products, the customer feedback from their use has been truly phenomenal:
The right teeth whitening products can remove harsh staining that exists on the exterior as well as the interior of your tooth enamel. Whitening products applied by a dentist, or ‘at home’ teeth whitening kits consist of either one of two active agents – those containing Peroxide, and those containing bleaching agents.
Tips for Whitening Your Teeth at Home:
Professional Teeth Whitening – Advice from a Celebrity Dentist:
How Do Whitening Products Actually Work?
When the whitening agent is applied to your teeth, the hydrogen/carbamide peroxide is broken down into oxygen molecules. These enter the tooth enamel and work to remove the stains within the enamel. Once the stains are broken down, light can shine through your teeth which results in the whiter appearance.
It is also important to note that whitening can only achieved on your natural teeth and not on artificial enhancements.
Note: Using an FDA Approved product (such as Smile 4 You) means you can rest assured that the product has been thoroughly tested and inspected, effectively does what it is intended to do, and is safe for use. Once again, there are various scam teeth whitening solutions available on the internet, and we strongly suggest you do your research before you buy.
Pregnant or lactating mothers should not get teeth whitening before consulting their medical practitioner.