Choosing the Right Teeth Whitening Method for Your Needs

Birmingham, Alabama
July 29, 2014 5:27am CST
If you're interested in learning about some of the most popular tooth whitening methods available, then this guide was written with you in mind. With the many modern advances in dental technology, it's never been easier to find a successful treatment that works for you. However, some are still more effective than others - so let's take a look at some of the best treatments you're likely to find. Natural Tooth Whitening Solutions There are several natural treatments for keeping your teeth white, and many of them are very effective. While they are unlikely to rival professional treatments in terms of results, they can still be a useful addition to your lifestyle. First, making a few dietary changes can make a difference. Drinking less coffee and red wine and eating more fruit can be a good way to whiten your teeth. In fact, some fruits such as oranges and strawberries have natural properties which can help to reduce natural tooth stains which have formed over time. Additionally, you can make a simple tooth whitening remedy by rubbing orange peel along your teeth for several minutes. Over-The-Counter Products There are a wide range of products such as chewing gum, specialist toothpastes, and tooth whitening strips which promise to improve the color of your teeth. While these can't hurt overall, the effects are usually minimal. However, when they are used regularly over the course of several months - they can still help to lighten the color of your teeth to some degree. Professional Treatments Offered by Dr. Gentry Gonzalez Most people find better results from going to see a dentist. Although many people worry about going to the dentist, things have changed a lot with advances of technology, so things tend to be less uncomfortable. Also, most dentists know that we get a little apprehensive, so they should be trained to put you at ease and make you feel at home. One of the most popular ways of whitening teeth at the dentist, is with a dental tray containing a peroxide chemical. This is usually the best way to achieve tooth whitening. How does this work? Basically, a tray is loaded with the chemical into a tray (which could be a standard size, or custom made for you depending on what treatment you've decided on), and put in your mouth. The chemical will then react with the saliva in your mouth which causes it to release the Hydrogen Peroxide. A slightly more expensive an advanced method of tooth whitening is the Laser method. This method involves a chemical called Carbamide Peroxide being applied to your teeth. Then a laser is used to create a reaction in the chemical, which then causes your teeth to whiten. Now some people do perfectly fine with the home tooth whitening kits. But you will probably have longer (and better) results by having the professional treatment from a dentist. I hope this has helped shred a little light on the different options that are available to you for teeth whitening. You can find out more about the services Dr. Gentry Gonzalez offers through Valleydale Dental at
General Dentistry in Birmingham, AL
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• China
1 Aug 14
Oh,eating fruit can whiten the teeth,so easy to do.