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The Safest and Best Ways for Teeth Whitening

The Safest and Best Ways for Teeth Whitening

Not all teeth whitening methods are always safe or effective.

Teeth whitening is a billion-dollar industry, and yet, not all teeth whitening methods are always safe or effective. In this blog, we’ll go over what we believe to be the number one teeth whitening methods all based on our years of experience. Read on to learn about the safest and best ways for teeth whitening!

Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste usually uses a combination of ingredients to remove stains from your teeth, including:

  • Hydrogen peroxide or Carbamide
  • Mid abrasives
  • Hydroxyapatite

Whitening toothpastes effectively whiten teeth and do offer a brighter smile by removing surface stains. Plenty of whitening toothpastes, however, do not intrinsically whiten or bleach your teeth. However, hydroxyapatite toothpaste is the only real whitening toothpaste that can whiten teeth from the inside out. It will literally fill in the space in your enamel for a much whiter, brighter smile.

Use an Electric Toothbrush

Electronic toothbrushes remove surface stains from your teeth much more effectively than manual toothbrushes. Oscillating electric toothbrushes are usually best for teeth whitening compared to sonic-powered toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes costs can range greatly because of the different bells and whistles they add. There is no evidence that added features, such as Bluetooth or specialized heads, help improve brushing in ways that enhances teeth whitening effects. Cheap electric toothbrushes have similar teeth whitening benefits to those that cost you hundreds of dollars.

Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments

For teeth whitening at your dentist’s office, you should expect one to three sessions of about 30 to 60 minutes each. During every session, a high concentration of carbamide and hydrogen peroxide will be painted onto your teeth. A polymerization light is then used to activate gel, and it is then reapplied multiple times over the session. Although hydrogen peroxide could be used, carbamide peroxide is considered an industry standard since it has a longer shelf life. A few dentists will finish by using UV light to help speed up the chemical reaction and the whitening process. You might also be offered the option to do a two-hour session, which usually includes a UV light.

Baking Soda Toothpaste

Baking soda is a very great home remedy for yellowing teeth. Research indicates that toothpaste containing baking soda removes stains from yellowing teeth a lot more effectively than other toothpastes. The higher the baking soda concentration, the better the results will be. While you could look for toothpastes that include baking soda, the best way to implement this is by DIYing it. Give Olney Dental a call today to learn more!

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