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Whitening Teeth is Not Only for Dentists

Whitening Teeth is Not Only for Dentists

When you smile, the whole world smiles with you. But, what if your smile is yellow and your teeth look less than stellar? You could run to the dentist and spend perhaps hundreds of pounds to have your teeth whitened, or you could save that money and whiten them at home. There are some successful home kits that can save you a lot of money and do just as well as the dentist can, at a fraction of the cost. What's more, you can whiten your teeth on your schedule, in the privacy of your home. There are many different systems that you can purchase online, that are safe and effective I would recommend you visit

What causes your teeth to yellow?

Well, several things cause teeth to yellow. One thing is as we age the enamel on our teeth is worn away, leaving the underlying material, dentin, to show through. The color of dentin is yellow so what you see, as you get older is the dentin in our teeth. Another factor is heredity, as some people just have naturally yellowish colored teeth. The third thing that is a major cause of less than white teeth is the things we eat and drink. Dark colas, coffee, red wine, and tea are a few of the beverages that stain the teeth. Eating beets, smoking cigarettes, and berries, also stain the teeth. Just think, if you are afraid what you eat will stain your clothes, chances are it will stain your teeth.

How do at-home whiteners work?

Peroxide is the ingredient used in most home whitening kits. Peroxide is less safe to use for whitening teeth, and works by working with oxygen to form bubbles that lift stains from teeth. The higher the concentration and the longer you leave it on the teeth the whiter they become. The drawback of the peroxide is that the molecules can get trapped in the nerves and cause teeth sensitivity and pain. For those with sensitive teeth there is a safe, legal product that does not use peroxide, and is perfect to use. The teeth whitening gel is a non-peroxide formula that dentists use on their patients and the results are teeth as white as with peroxide, these are available at WhiteTeethWhiteningKits

Is everyone a good candidate?

Anyone who has seen a dentist in the past year and has no significant dental problems can benefit from at home whitening. Some patients should probably stay away from home whitening. Those that have fillings, porcelain veneers, or crowns on the front teeth, those who are hypersensitive to cold and those people whose teeth are grey. The grey color may be the result from antibiotics taken when young.

What works best?

The best home whitening is one you like the best. Some people do not care for the trays as you must wear them for a certain length of time (usually 30 minutes to an hour the first time), and the strips can slip. Actually, the trays are the most efficient for whitening the teeth the quickest because the whitening gel is kept in close contact with the teeth. Some even come with a laser light to increase the whitening process time.

Crest Whitestrips come in different strengths and are thin flexible strips that cover the teeth for a prescribed length of time, depending on the strength purchased. These will noticeably whiten the teeth in as little as a few hours.

Whitening your teeth at home is an easy and economical way to make your smile the best it can be. Now you know whitening your teeth is not just for dentists anymore.

Author Sharron Hunt