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Effective and Affordable Teeth Whitening Methods

Updated on August 21, 2012

Having healthy teeth is crucial for everybody, while having healthy and bright white teeth is another bonus. Do not look down on the effect that whitened teeth could bring. Teeth whitening can improve your overall look, make you look younger and healthier with a nice smile.

Preventive Measures

First of all, there are several ways to avoid getting teeth yellowed. Pay attention to the follow points:

1. Avoid Coffee and Tea: coffee and tea stains your teeth. Everyday consumption piles up stains and gets more difficult to remove in time.

2. Consume Apple, Celery: Apple, celery and other crunchy fruits are natural tooth cleaning tools. They help you to clean your teeth during your chewing process, according to cosmetic dentist Jeff Golub-Evans.

3.Get a Proper Toothbrush: it's been recommended by dentists for years that electronic toothbrush is more effective in cleaning teeth and gum then traditional manual toothbrush. Make sure you brush for 2 minutes.

The Sonicare care series from Philips and Oral-B Professional series are highly recommended electronic toothbrushes, for its cleanliness, long-lasting nature and user-friendliness.

If the above preventive measures are too late to help your stained teeth, you can try some teeth whitening treatments.

Tooth Whitening

There are different teeth whitening treatments that you can have at your own dentist, like laser teeth whitening. Dentist tooth whitening is safe and effective, but at the same time very expensive. 

To avoid the high cost but still want to enjoy bright white teeth,  there are some teeth whitening methods which you can do it yourself at home.

Teeth Whitening Strips

One of the proven effective teeth whitening method is using teeth whitening strips. These strips are affordable and easy to use. The enhanced versions of whitening strips provides a better seal and is less easy in slipping away from its proper position. When looking for tooth whitening products, pay attention to the percentage of hydrogen peroxide, as peroxide is the prime agent in removal pertaining stains.

For instance, Crest Whitestrips Premium consists of 10% hydrogen peroxide, while the teeth treatment that you can get from dentist-assisted whitening treatments consists of 15% - 35% of the same element.

Teeth Whitening Gel

There are teeth whitening gel sets available in the market, where you use the gel together with a teeth mold. The whitening gel is similar to those that you will get from a dental-assisted teeth whitening treatment from a dentist. These gels are slightly more expensive than the whitening strips, but are said to be more effective.

Using teeth whitening gel at home
Using teeth whitening gel at home

Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

Getting a proper toothbrush is step 1, and using teeth whitening toothpaste is step 2. Researches from Dentist Association concluded that a good toothbrush, effective teeth-whitening toothpaste, together with proper brushing habit, could improve your teeth's whiteness in 2 shades gradually.

Natural Solution - Rock salt

Rock salts are natural granular crystals that can help polishing your teeth as well as killing bacteria. This is a cheap and natural way to whiten your teeth. Baking soda is another natural element that you can use in teeth whitening, however, you should pay attention to any gum irritation symptoms.

Ideal Situation - Healthy and White Teeth

Having bright smile with white teeth is desirable and therefore are the existence of teeth whitening treatment and products. At the end of the day, the most important thing is the health of your teeth and gum.

Your own Teeth Whitening Experience?

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