Various Ways to Achieve Whiter Teeth
There are a few different ways to make your teeth whiter. There are also many different ways to stain your teeth. Coffee and tea along with any dark berries can make your substantially darker or yellow, and smoking is one of the most damaging things to a white smile. Not every way to whiten your teeth has the same effects. Different ways also come with quite different price tags. You can always go to the dentist and have a professional treatment done, but there are several drawbacks to doing that. That requires making an appointment and staying at the dentist office. Those treatments can often take up to an hour. They are also very expensive with some of them charging well in excess of $300 per visit to over $1000 depending on the dentist office. They can also be quite painful, and the pain can last up to a day. Small little lightening bolts in each tooth is a high price to pay along with the initial monetary cost. Dentists also offer teeth whitening trays that take longer than a dentist visit and can be used at home, but they still have to left on your teeth for up to an hour.
There are several ways to try and get a similar result that will cost far less. These treatments can also be done at home and on your own schedule. You can try and use some natural remedies, but they have quite limited results. Swirling different oils and vinegar in your mouth or brushing with baking soda is a cheap and easy way to brighten your teeth, but they have little to no evidence of producing real results.
One of the most popular teeth whitening products is teeth whitening strips. They can be bought at any pharmacy or grocery store. They cost as little as $10-20. They can be self-applied, and the best time is just after you have brushed your teeth. Teeth whitening strips need only be applied for 10-20 minutes at a time, and if they need to be removed for any reason, that can be done immediately. The strips will still use some of the same ingredients as the visit to the dentist office, and they will normally contain some sort of peroxide based bleach, but it is in a much lower dose than the one applied at the dentist. Strips containing chlorine dioxide should be avoided, as they can do some damage. OTC strips will penetrate the surface of the tooth, and just like using bleach with laundry, it will remove the stains from the teeth. Each package will come with a certain days worth of strips. They can vary from 20-30 days. They will have strips for the top teeth and a separate strip for the bottom teeth. They are simply peeled away from the protective strip and applied directly onto the teeth. The results from the strips can be seen within a week. You should obviously not eat or drink while the strips are on the teeth.
Most people want a brighter smile, and there are various ways to do that. Teeth whitening strips are the most cost effective and convenient way to do that.