Treatments and Myths of Teeth Whitening
We all want a brighter, whiter smile, with the expensive laser teeth whitening procedures at the dentists’ offices, many people are turning towards a DIY (do it yourself) program. In the last few years, it seems like there has been a trend towards in home treatments for teeth whitening.
Whether it’s due to the explosion of the celebrity culture or the increasing focus on looking and feeling good, teeth whitening is certainly a popular topic of conversation. Thus, there is a whole new breed of Cosmetic Dentist Vancouver mushrooming up rapidly and offering a variety of teeth whitening services at higher rates in than DIY programs.
Because of the high costs of laser teeth whitening in Vancouver, many whitening candidates are trying take home remedies to get whiter teeth. Generally, take home kits will use one of the following solutions as the active ingredient to make your teeth whiter:–
* Use of hydrogen peroxide. A solution of hydrogen peroxide helps to remove surface staining, it helps to brighten, lighten and whiten your teeth. The only problem with this method is that although it will whiten your teeth, the application method has potential for bleach to leach on to mouth and gums.
* Use of carbamide peroxide gel. According to the sensitivity and color of your teeth a dental tray consisting of carbamide peroxide gel is used. You have to wear these trays for 1-2 hours daily, depending on the concentration level, until the desired result is achieved. But this method is tricky as it works on the sensitivity and color of teeth as defined by you.
There are quite a few myths when it comes to teeth whitening. Let us have a look at some of the most common myths floating around.
* Whitening treatments are painful. If you have sensitive teeth then strong whitening gels may cause some irritation. In such a case you can go for low strength whitening gels and the procedure should be pain free – especially if you consult a dentist in Vancouver.
* Baking soda can whiten your teeth. Baking soda can removes some superficial staining from teeth but it won’t whiten the teeth.
* Lemon juice and salt can whiten your teeth. This method is not recommended as rubbing it regularly on your teeth will damage the enamel.
* Professional whitening gives better results. Going to a professional dental clinic for whitening will come at a cost and usually the treatment includes a maintenance take home teeth whitening kit. They also often use special lasers in conjunction with whitening gels to help accelerate the results.
* Whitening can be done at any age. Teeth whitening are not recommended for people under the age of 18. This is ensures the enamel is not affected.
Increased awareness is very important when a person is trying to carry out such things by himself/herself. It is also advisable to consult a Cosmetic Dentist Vancouver; this will help you get the desired results faster and without harming your teeth.