July 30, 2019

That’s great!  In this article, we would like to share the different methods of how you could achieve a bright smile with white teeth, without harming the health of your teeth! But BEWARE, you must know how to choose the right one, we do not want to hurt the health of your teeth!

You have probably noticed that your teeth or the teeth of someone you know have changed color to a more yellowish or darker shade over time. This can come from different reasons: bad eating habits, foods that stain teeth rich in colorants, wine, tea, or coffee. Unhealthy habits such as poor oral hygiene produce the accumulation of bacterial plaque and later turned into tartar or another bad habit such as smoking. Factors such as age, antibiotics, lack of enamel, excess fluoride, or mouthwashes with chlorhexidine (patients under periodontal treatment) also influence the staining of the tooth.

The color of your tooth is defined by the dentine, which is an internal part of the tooth that has a yellowish color, this has sensitivity, on the other hand, we have the enamel, which covers the tooth to protect it, and is transparent and has no sensitivity, (formed mostly by a composition of calcium) is exposed to possible damage and erosion, if you damage it will produce dental sensitivity (sign that you have the dentine exposed) which must be protected. It is very important to know this when performing tooth whitening.

Having white teeth is a must nowadays, that’s why we find thousands of offers and varieties in the market such as whitening toothpaste, whitening agents, or what is now very fashionable, bloggers (YouTubers) who teach how to whiten your teeth with homemade methods, etc. These are not always good advice, as they can damage your enamel and not reach the desired color.

Whitening toothpaste promise very good results with their use, but the truth is that whitening toothpaste manages to clean and brighten your teeth, they have a superficial lightening effect, they do not change the natural color of your tooth.

The Whitening Agents are very good, it is necessary to know which is the correct one, they come in several gel formats, dental strips or covers, ambulatory treatment or treatment in consultation. It is very important to put yourself in the hands of a specialist, to advise you which is right for your needs, know the right amounts and not damage your enamel, gums, and mucous membranes. 

Home methods are very dangerous, mostly because the main ingredient in these methods is bicarbonate. This is a salt, and as such is formed by tiny crystals that if we mix it with water and rub it on our teeth can scratch our enamel (it does not regenerate). Acids are also prone to enamel wear. Like lemon juice or very acidic fruits.

If you do this at home repeatedly you will see a slight result in the short term, this result is due to tooth enamel wear, but in the long term, it is very harmful to health.

With all this information, we would like to point out that, many offers of miracle products or home remedies might help you to achieve bright smile and white teeth for a short time, but we want you to have a radiant, white and above all very healthy smile. Visit True Smile Works Dental Clinic at Marsa Plaza, Dubai Festival City for consultation and check-up.

Your oral health will thank you.

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