Whitening Your Teeth

Posted on: 7 June 2017

One of the very first physical traits that a person is going to notice about you is your smile. If you have a white smile this can be a very good thing. However, if you have discolored yellow teeth, you may your new acquaintance to forget the first impression. Even if you have had some discoloration of your teeth, you should know that it is possible to whiten your teeth. There are two different ways that a person can choose to have their teeth whitened. You can do it yourself, or you can have a general dentist whiten your teeth. This article is going to outline a few things that you should know about whitening your teeth.

Do It Yourself

Using good toothpaste is very important. Your toothpaste is going to use mild abrasion to remove many of the surface stains from your teeth. Many of these toothpastes also utilize a small amount of chemical that is engineered to break the chemical bonds between your teeth, and the yellow stain. If you decide that you want to do an over the counter teeth whitening, you will want to make sure that you are very thorough and that you follow instructions exactly. Ensure that the boil and fit mouthpiece fits properly. The bleaches may cause some discomfort, but keep the tray in for as long as the instructions say. Remember that everyone's teeth react differently to the chemicals.


If you decide that you want your dentist to whiten your teeth, they are going to use a very intense bleaching agent, along with some abrasion. Some dentists also employ the use of blue light and lasers to clean your teeth both superficially and deep into your tooth. With this type of teeth whitening you can expect to visit your dentist for a few sessions. Also do not be alarmed when you experience some sensitivity in your teeth. The sensitivity usually leaves in a matter of days.

Post Whitening

Once you have the white smile that you have always wanted, it is easy to slip back into having yellow teeth. In fact, most individuals that have teeth whitening do not change anything in order to keep their teeth white. There are a few things that you can do to keep your teeth white. The most important is to stay away from highly acidic foods. If you absolutely have to have your lemonades and soda, it is best to brush your teeth immediately after. Quitting all tobacco products can help a great deal. 


About Marcel and the Dentist

Hi, my name is Marcel. Welcome to my site! I started it to help others learn about children's dentistry. Most of us don't remember dentist trips from our early childhood. Maybe we didn't even really care about our teeth until we started losing baby teeth. In my case, I became interested in children's dentistry as a young father. When my kids were young, I was a student, and our insurance did not cover visits to the dentist. Although my wife and I tried to teach our kids good hygiene on our own, it was difficult. When we we finally able to take them to the dentist, my little girls were scared and didn't know what was going on. Luckily, they appreciate the dentist now that they are older, but their first experiences helped teach me more about the importance of children's dentistry. Hopefully you can learn from my experiences!