Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Home Teeth Whitening- Home Remedies for Whitening Teeth

Everyone wants a safe, effective product to whiten the teeth. People are more confident when they have a bright, nice looking smile. There are several options for home teeth whitening methods, from over the counter products to using baking soda and a toothbrush. They do not all work the same and for long-lasing, white teeth a product that contains peroxide works better than  methods that only remove surface stains, like baking soda or whitening toothpastes. When choosing a method, you have to take into consideration the time it takes to see results as well as the effectiveness of the whitening method.

Over-the-counter products such as whitening strips, trays and bleaching pens all contain some concentrations of peroxide to help whiten the teeth. They cost a fraction of a dental whitening procedure and are some of the most effective methods of home teeth whitening. These products generally recommend wearing the strips or trays for about 30 minutes, twice a day for two weeks for maximum results. Applying the gels from the pens to the teeth is much like applying nail polish. You use the applicator to brush the product on the teeth and leave it on until it dries or overnight, whichever the instructions suggests.
If you want to go low cost, there are cheaper methods. Baking soda is cheap method of hometeeth whitening because it cost very little to purchase. All you need to do is wet your brush and dip it into some baking soda, making sure to cover all bristles. Brush with this for about two minutes and rinse. If you want fresh breath, follow up by brushing with toothpaste. Use the toothpaste on your tongue as well. Baking soda is an abrasive and can cause permanent damage to tooth enamel, so you do not want to use this method on a regular basis.  

Choose a method or procedure you feel is right for you and you can afford. Whether it is bleaching strips, trays, bleaching pens or baking soda, you must have good oral health before using any of these methods. The peroxide can irritate already painful or swollen gums. The abrasive nature of the baking soda can also irritate tender gums. Many people have gingivitis and using these home teethwhitening methods can cause pain and discomfort, exacerbating the condition. You should get a dental check-up before attempting to use any methods of teeth whitening or bleaching. 

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