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By: Chanel K.
There are a lot of myths about teeth whitening floating around the Internet, and those myths come with many questions. If I want to whiten my teeth, should I do it professionally or at home? Should I use whitening strips or whitening toothpaste? Do they actually work? Here to answer your questions, and discuss how whitening can affect your oral health!
Why do my teeth turn yellow?
While it is true that teeth can lose some of their pearly white shine due to stains from dark drinks like coffee, soda, and tea, this is easily removed with regular brushing or during your regular trip to the dentist if you have let it go a little far! The most common reason for yellow teeth is below the surface. Underneath the outside layer of enamel is a yellowy core called dentin. As your enamel wears from acidic foods, grinding teeth, scuffs and natural aging, this yellow layer gets closer to the surface, making your teeth appear more yellow.
There are two methods that whiten teeth...
One of the most important things to know right away is that method one, using chemicals safe to the body, is not only more effective and long lasting, but when done correctly, is far less damaging.
The core problem with abrasive based whitening is that it will only work on surface stains and will not do anything to affect your dentin, below the surface. More worrying is that if used incorrectly, you can actually damage the enamel and irritate gums using this abrasive, which is not only unhealthy, but could actually speed up the yellowing of teeth!
Toothpastes are a great example of how the industry is split into these two methods of whitening, and also a great example of the “less honest” side of it. In short, very few dentists recommend ANY type of whitening toothpastes because they have little to no effect. On the bleaching side, there are some toothpastes containing the right sort of chemicals that can in theory whiten BUT they’re not exposed to your teeth long enough to have any effect!
You may be wondering about natural remedies you’ve seen bloggers rave about on social media like Instagram, like using baking soda or lemon juice.Using fruit like lemons or strawberries hurt your teeth. The way it works is the acids eat away at your teeth enamel which can cause tooth decay.
Professional whitening begins to sound like the better option, but its very costly so if you have the often hundreds or thousand dollar budget, then this is your best option.
Don’t worry, you're certainly not out of luck, because the alternative to professional whitening is the at home treatment LUXURY SMILE which uses the same blue light technology that dentists and cosmeticians use for in house whitening treatments!
The LUXURY SMILE kit contains bleaching technology that change the colour of the teeth by penetrating through the enamel and bleaching your yellowy dentin!!
Those treatments can cost HUNDREDS and THOUSAND OF DOLLARS at the dentist! This safe alternative whitens your smile at home for ONLY $55.00! Put your best smile forward and SAVE now!
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