Having a beautiful smile is something we all strive for, but sometimes proper brushing and flossing are not enough. Due to the different things that we eat our teeth can become stained or discolored. A variety of foods and different habits can accelerate the staining process making Teeth Whitening necessary for a brilliant smile. Foods that are high in sugar and acid content make our teeth especially susceptible to discoloration.
Beverages like wine, tea, soda, and sports drinks and foods like berries, candy, and dark colored sauces all play a role in working against our teeth’s enamel. Smoking is also a major cause of teeth yellowing not to mention it can effect the health of your tongue and gum’s. By rinsing out our mouth and brushing our teeth just after eating and also by using straws to drink highly acidic drinks you can help reduce the amount of staining to your teeth, but even that might not be enough. Luckily most dentist offices offer cosmetic treatments including Teeth Whitening Bethlehem to help you get the white teeth you want.
To acheive Teeth Whitening you can start by trying over the counter whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, and gums but for tough stains your local dentist can help you determine which treatment is right for you. Most dentists use a light activated bleaching method which involves a hydrogen peroxide gel or solution which is applied to the teeth. Next, a LED, halogen, or plasma arc emmitting light is used to activate the hydrogen peroxide.
The solution, when activated penetrates deep into the tooth enamel and cleanses the tooth from stains. Another method is called internal bleaching where the tooth is whitened from the inside out. With internal bleaching, each tooth is drilled in into the pulp chamber of the tooth and a peroxide gel is inserted which is then sealed over and remains inside the tooth. The gel can be replaced when the tooth becomes stained once again in the future. Those who are looking for a more holistic approach can try natural whiteners like baking soda on their teeth or by eating fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots and celery.