Teeth Whitening at Home: Professional Method VS Home Remedies

Whitening your teeth is one of the cheapest ways of enhancing your smile. When we age, our teeth darken with stains, which is why we try to whiten our teeth in different ways. The variations between professional teeth whitening and home remedies are wide, but depending on your needs, all benefits are significant.

Professional Teeth Whitening: Opalescence Go

Opalescence provides a diverse array of products to make your smile brighter. Opalescence Teeth Whitening Systems suit all lifestyles and budgets with personalized take-home and on the go whitening choices.The Opalescence Teeth Whitening Systems are accessible only through your dentist. More durable and powerful than over-the-counter teeth whitening goods, Opalescence offers healthier, whiter smiles in as little as an hour.

With 10 percent, 15 percent, 20 percent, and 35 percent carbamide peroxide concentrations, solid, professional-strength Opalescence take-home whitening gels are available in varying strengths and concentrations to suit your needs. Opalescence take-home whitening gels will produce results after only one treatment, but in around a week, you can expect to see visible results.

Opalescence take-home whitening gel is supplied through a personalized bleaching tray that will be created by your dentist from a mouth impression. This customization is part of what makes Opalescence take-home whitening gels so effective.

Home Remedies for Teeth Whitening

With the emphasis on a healthy smile being more apparent than ever, the demand for teeth whitening items over the counter has significantly increased. Such products are easy to use and provide a cheaper alternative to in-office therapies. At home, the most common teeth whitening remedies are:

Whitening strips: The strips are readily accessible, simple to use and inexpensive. The transparent adhesive strips are applied for weeks on teeth for 30 minutes repeatedly every day. You should whiten the hue of your teeth with these strips with consistent use. In fact, these strips have a small amount of oxidizing hydrogen peroxide that deep through the teeth’s enamel where stain has accumulated.

Whitening toothpastes: Such products are usually hydrogen peroxide gel with low concentration, which is mostly polished on the teeth and bleached during the night. Whitening dental pastes are readily available over the counter. These toothpastes serve as chemical polishes for the teeth instead of changing color of the teeth.

Since teeth whitening is not treated as a dental emergency and we are only open for dental emergencies amid this COVID-19 crisis, we would suggest our patients to try these in-home teeth whitening remedies until we resume our services full fledged. Post that, if you’re looking for a teeth whitening dentist near you in Airdrie AB, check us out!

Smiling could prolong your life

Do you find yourself keeping your smile to yourself? Is there something about showing off your teeth bothering you? Perhaps you should consider changing that.

You might be surprised to learn that how big you smile can predict your life span. A 2010 Wayne State University research project studied pre-1950s major league player baseball cards. According to Ron Gutman, author of Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act, “The researchers found that the span of a player’s smile could actually predict the span of his life.

Players who didn’t smile for their baseball card pictures lived an average of only 72.9 years, whereas players with beaming smiles lived an average of almost 80 years.” Must be the endorphin rush that keeps you going longer!

Welcome to the world of cosmetic dentistry!

While traditional dentistry addresses the health of your teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile. Here are some ways to ways to fix your smile via Cosmetic Dentistry

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  1. Dental Crowns: Crowns, or caps, are custom made to fit over your existing tooth after it has been prepped. For cosmetic purposes, crowns are usually made from ceramic, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. Crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry to cover teeth that are broken or chipped, have large fillings, are oddly shaped, or to cover spaces in between teeth.
  2. Veneers: This is a procedure that can be used to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth that has been badly stained, broken or chipped, or mildly crooked. These are made from a thin piece of porcelain or other material and cemented to your tooth.
  3. Orthodontic Treatments: Orthodontics is not just a childhood rite of passage any longer. More and more adults are seeking treatment from orthodontists for cosmetic purposes. Advancements in straightening teeth include braces that actually hide the fact you are having orthodontic work done!
  4. Tooth Bonding: Bonding is the process in which tooth-colored material made of composite resin placed on the tooth then shaped to fit and hardened with a light. This can be used as a cost-effective method to repair and improve the appearance of a tooth that has been stained, broken or chipped and even fill in gaps.
  5. Teeth Whitening: Sometimes the simplest thing will be the most effective at giving you the bright smile you deserve. There are several methods available: surface abrasives (often found in toothpaste), bleaching and bleaching with laser or light. Not everyone is a suitable candidate for any or all of these procedures. Thin enamel, sensitive teeth or gums, or other oral issues may mean whitening will cause more harm than good. Always check with your dentist before whitening your teeth at home.                                                                

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