Brightening your smile is as easy as visiting your dentist for a whitening treatment, or purchasing one of the many at-home treatment options available.
Using a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash, trying whitening pens, strips or trays are all good ways to supplement your normal oral hygiene habits
Benefits you get
While our teeth are not by nature, perfectly white. most people feel that they could improve their smile with brighter, whiter teeth.
Over time, our teeth acquire extrinsic stains as a result of eating and drinking certain foods and beverages. They also yellow with age, as a result of acquiring pigmentation inside the teeth.
There are various ways to safely remove the extrinsic stains and the intrinsic yellowing, leaving a whiter, more radiant smile.
Treating Sensitive Teeth After TEETH WHITENING
Sometimes after whitening treatments, teeth can be sensitive. If this occurs you have options to reduce the pain.
Use a sensitivity toothpaste – sensitive toothpastes are formulated with ingredients such as potassium nitrate to relieve the pain associated with tooth sensitivity
Chew gum – scientists have found that more saliva is produced when chewing gum. And the act of chewing may distract people from the pain.
Avoid whitening for a while – give your teeth a break and stop using whitening products.
Tips to Prevent Tooth Discoloration After TEETH WHITENING
Once you’ve completed a whitening treatment, there are a few steps you can take to maintain your whiter smile.
Avoid stain-causing foods and beverages – coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks, hard candy, berries and tomato sauce are all foods that can cause tooth discoloration.
Use a straw – when drinking beverages, use a straw to keep stain-causing dyes away from your teeth.
Quit smoking – smoking tobacco can cause teeth to become discolored. Eliminating tobacco can help keep your teeth bright.
Daily Care to Clean and Brighten
Daily brushing and flossing will help to keep your mouth clean, healthy and stain-free.
Brush after breakfast and before going to bed at the very minimum. For extra protection against those coffee stains and red wine pigments, brush with a toothpaste that will protect against yellowing, like Colgate Optic White Radiant.
Unlike other whitening toothpastes, Radiant whitens teeth both inside and out. In addition, it removes deep set teeth stains below the tooth’s surface for a Radiant, whiter smile.
You can also clean your teeth at any time during the day to help fight discoloration.
Rinse with water after drinking coffee, tea, cola or red wine.
Take your toothbrush and toothpaste with you to work or school to brush after meals.
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