Does Teeth Whitening Really Work

Hello and welcome to my site.

I hope that you can make use of the articles here so you can get the desired results for your teeth.

Personally I have suffered from discolored teeth for a number of years. I have tried toothpastes, whitening strips and almost every other product out on the market, so I know a bit about what is involved, what works and what to stay away from.

You see I was a smoker who had about 3 cups of coffee per day, I know its a bad mix, so my teeth were in urgent need of a solution. I didn’t want to smile in public and it really affected my self confidence so I had to do something about it.

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Types Of Whitening Solutions

There are many solutions out on the market today and choosing can be a difficult decision to make. Dont worry though we will weed out what are the best available and also the ones to stay away from.

Whitening Strips

Teeth whitening strips are easily accessible and economical. They are attached to the front of your teeth, and you will wear them about 30 minutes a day for two weeks. Result can be lasting for months so most consumer will agree that whitening strips are the most effective form of do-it-yourself whitening. Just pop over to Amazon and read the reviews to make your own decision.

Whitening Toothpaste

At best whitening toothpaste can only whiten the teeth up to one shade only. They don’t have bleaching properties so are not exactly the strongest on the market. For my teeth they simply didnt work because of discoloration of my teeth, but for people with slight color they can work.

Mouth Rinses

Mouth rinses are used in a similar way to mouthwash. With usual recommendation of 60 seconds simply does not give it enough time to do what they are supposed to achieve.

Whitening Trays

Have had good results. They have similar decent results as strips but must be used carefully and to instruction. If left on too long and the gel that is used can leak out and affect the gums in an adverse way, leading to irritation. I have received decent results with it after a few attempts to get it right.

Before Use Of Whitening Agents

If you want to get great results from using teeth whitening products, be sure to start with clean teeth. The cleaner your teeth are, the better results you’ll have if you try to whiten them yourself. If your teeth have any debris coating them with whitening treatments it could interfere with the process.

Cost Of Teeth Whitening

Usually the cheaper the product the less chance that it is actually going to work. In this instance you really it is a real gauge of getting what you pay for. Over the counter treatment usually range from $0 – $30 with results of less than favourable.

Take home kits are generally the area we will be for us with great results attained by its users. Prices can be found around $30 – $250.

Dental Clinics are the top of the range treatments with almost top results but can be expensive for our needs. Depending on how many trips we will need estimates can vary to $300 – $1000

In general teeth whitening costs can be quite expensive depending on the condition of the teeth.

Maintaining White Teeth

After care cannot be underestimated. For continued and lasting results you simply must take care of your teeth to avoid the discoloration again.

Watch what you drink and eat after having your teeth whitened. The process of whitening your teeth will make them more susceptible to staining and discoloration. Avoid eating foods that are particularly dark. This includes drinks.

For example, coffee can be absorbed in your teeth and result in staining. Brushing after drinking coffee or wine is especially important.

Brushing your teeth directly following every meal will help to keep them from discoloring. There are many different foods and beverages that can cause staining. However, this is preventable by brushing immediately after meals.

The Best Whitening Solution?

Lets get into the crux of the site here. What may work for some may not work for others. I know that an answer that doesnt really answer anything but just here me out here.

I have tried to use whitening toothpaste initially for my teeth. I had purchased the best on the market to no avail, my teeth were too far gone to be cured with toothpaste. Whereas some people that I had met through various social media sites and forums swear by it.

Some people may have porcelain teeth so most whitening products which contain bleaching products wont react with how it is meant to.

So we must look at our own situation and see what is right for us.

Final Thoughts

Be sure to strictly follow the instructions provided with all teeth whitening kits. If you leave the whitening agents on your teeth for a greater duration of time than is recommended on the package, you can suffer from negative effects, such as inflamed gums and a high level of sensitivity.

Also make sure that you stay away from drinking any products that have a high level of acid, such as sports drinks or soda pop after whitening.

A beautiful smile will only occur if you take care of your teeth, and this includes regular brushing. Foods and drinks cause buildup, which in turn, causes your teeth to become discolored.

Frequently brushing your teeth is a great way to avoid stains and discoloration.