Have you been wondering, what's them best way to get white teeth? As a cosmetic dentist we bring out the whiteness in many sets of teeth. We do this every day and so we may just have all the right answers for you. Depending on the level of staining your teeth currently have a different approach to whitening your teeth may be necessary. Regardless, there are the 'best ways' and the 'worst ways' that can be used to help you get white teeth.
What is the Best Way to Get White Teeth?
Many people have tried to solve the problem of how to get whiter teeth yet some have been more successful than others. Don't be fooled by the cheap alternatives that you may find in the dark edges of the internet. These will only disappoint you. Let's go through some of the best and worst methods you can use to whiten your teeth.
Ways to Get White Teeth
I think it's time we delve in to some of the ways in which you can embark on your journey to whiter teeth. Many people stumble through various methods on their journey and waste a lot of time before they find out what really works. We'll help you avoid all of the turmoil and get straight to the golden nuggets of the teeth whitening world.
1. Professional laser teeth whitening
Professional laser teeth whitening is one of the quickest ways to get white teeth. In fact, you can expect the colour of your teeth to become up to 8 shades whiter after just 1 hour of treatment. Brilliant! The process is simple enough too. You first come in for a consultation with our head dentist. He will give you a check up to make sure that your teeth are dentally fit for the teeth whitening procedure. There will be instances where you need to have some work done such as a filling before it is safe to administer teeth whitening solution to your teeth. After your consultation and the thumbs up that you're dentally fit you'll be ready to start your treatment. During the treatment you will sit in the dental chair and have a special solution painted onto your teeth whilst your cheeks are retracted. You'll then have a special laser shone close to the teeth to activate the solution into a working state. You will go through this process in 4 x 15 minute sessions and the result is a beautiful bright white smile to be proud of! On top of all of this you'll also get some take home whitening trays given to you with a home maintenance kit. Your teeth will be white and white they shall stay!
2. Teeth whitening toothpaste
This is one of those things that could leave you very disappointed. You'll often find the world promised with teeth whitening toothpastes. Incredible before and afters can glaze over the truth and when you try out the toothpaste for yourself you see very little improvement. In reality the concentration of whitening solution by law has to be very low which means that the toothpaste will only have a little effect on surface stains.
3. Whitening strips
Whitening strips are quite simply little strips containing whitening solution that you overlay on to your teeth. You'll need to leave these for some time and then remove them. These strips work much better than teeth whitening toothpaste. However it can be difficult to get the strips to cover the entire tooth which often leaves gaps and different shades of white on your teeth. Also, along with teeth whitening toothpaste, the strips do not contain a very concentrated amount of whitening solution and so there is a limit to how white your teeth can get.
4. Take home whitening trays
These are the best of the best. If you want your teeth to be as white as they can be then this is really your best option. These trays are not only simple but reliable and can be reused in the future at the cost of just some extra whitening solution. What's the process? You would pop in to the dental practice in Cardiff where you would have a set of trays made for your teeth. Then, from the comfort of your own home, use the supplied syringes to apply a small amount of whitening solution into each tooth section on the tray. You can then wear these trays for 1-2 hour periods over 2 weeks to whiten your teeth up to the point where you are happy. Simple!
How to KEEP your teeth white!
Once you've managed to get your teeth to a sparkling shade of white you'll certainly want to keep them like that. Here are some pointers to get you on the track to maintaining your new white teeth.
There are certain foods that are important to dodge when aiming to keep your teeth as white as possible. Citrus fruits, soda, coffee, sweets, tea and red wine to name but a few. On the other hand, foods such as strawberries and cheese are both good for keeping your teeth white. For a more in depth look at these foods check out this article.
Habitually living a healthy lifestyle is essential in order to keep your teeth in good nick. Smoking is a no no and keeping a regular habit of brushing and flossing your teeth must be a daily task. In fact if you don't floss then you miss cleaning approximately 35% of your tooth's surfaces. It is also very important to make a habit of visiting your dentist for checkups at least every six months. This can help you to prevent detrimental issues arising in the future.