3 Ways To Have Whiter Teeth

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Feeling self-conscious about your teeth's natural color looking a bit yellow? If so, you may be looking into ways to turn those teeth back to their natural color. Here are three ways that you can have whiter teeth that are worth trying.

1. Oil Pulling 

One whitening method you may not be aware of is oil pulling, also known as oil rinsing. It works by pulling pigments out of your teeth that are oil-based. Every time you consume foods that have colorants in them, the small pores of the teeth can trap those colorants in the enamel. Over time, those pigments will build up and make your teeth turn a different color.

The way oil pulling works is by placing some oil into your mouth and swishing it around for a few minutes. Try using coconut or sesame oil since it may have a pleasant taste to it. When finished, rinse out your mouth with water and proceed with brushing and flossing like normal. It will take a while for this method to show results, but it can work

2. Professional Whitening

The best method for whitening your teeth is one that cannot be done at home. Consider visiting your dentist about teeth whitening services to see what they have to offer, based on the current discoloration of your teeth. They'll start by giving you a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque that has calcified on the surface of your teeth.

Your dentist may then recommend that you use laser teeth whitening, which can provide results that are noticeable as soon as you leave the office. Your dentist may also recommend whitening trays that use a strong peroxide, which is a method that can be done from the comfort of your home.

3. Whitening Kits

Your local pharmacy will also sell teeth whitening kits, which are designed to give you a teeth whitening experience comparable to going to your dentist. Be aware that these products can be effective, but not work as quickly as professional whitening. This is because the peroxide found in home whitening kits that you can buy over the counter are not nearly as strong as what a dentist could provide.

If you're not sure which whitening method will work best for you, meet with a dentist for a consultation. They'll be able to make a recommendation based on the current discoloration of your teeth since some methods work best for more extreme whitening needs.


8 October 2018

Coping With Dental Emergencies

My son was outside playing with some friends when he accidentally fell down and hit his mouth on the sidewalk. The fall knocked out his front tooth, so I immediately placed the tooth in a small jar and added some milk. I rushed my son to the dental clinic and the dentist immediately took us into the examination room. The dentist placed the tooth back into the socket and saved it. My name is Beverly Tillman and thanks to the quick work of the dentist, my son didn't lose his tooth. Since this was a scary time for me and my son, I wanted to write this blog as a source of information for other parents who are facing a dental emergency. First of all, don't panic and get to your dentist as soon as possible. I hope this blog will help to answer your questions about dental emergencies.