Your smile has a lot to do with the first impression you make on the people that you meet. Fortunately cosmetic procedures have become more available to the general public and are more affordable than ever before so that if you need some improvement you can get it without having to spend a fortune.
There are various over the counter tooth whiteners that work adequately to remove superficial stains. They come in the form of toothpastes and various types of home whitening kits and strips. More traditional home remedies suggest brushing with baking soda and eating foods that increase the production of saliva – sugarless chewing gum is good for that also – and our saliva is what washes away acidic bacteria.
Bleach is commonly used as the main ingredient in tooth whitening formulas, but it is only effective on natural teeth. It will not work on bridge work or crowned teeth, but your dentist may advise alternative dental work.
If you do whiten your teeth and are pleased with the result your next concern will be to keep them looking good. Too much whitening is not advised but if you take care the effects of one treatment should last at least a year. Your dentist will tell you what foods and drinks to avoid in order to prevent further staining and that if you do indulge to rinse with water afterward.
Southlands Dental specializes in cosmetic procedures and can work wonders to enhance your smile. Call today @720-886-0606 in Aurora, CO.