Daily habits can damage your pearly whites. Years of smoking and heavy intake of beverages like wine, or even coffee (aside from the general effect of aging to teeth) can leave unsightly stains or discoloration. This can really have a negative impact on one’s self-esteem or confidence, especially in social activities like dating, presiding meetings at work, and other gatherings.
Companies in the dental industry have already taken advantage of the demand for white, stain-free teeth and marketed handfuls of over-the-counter teeth whitening products like pastes and strips. However, the effectiveness of a product may vary from person to person. Hence, how can you surely restore the glorious whiteness of your precious teeth? Well, you can leave them to the expert – a cosmetic dentist.
Cosmetic dentists have recommended two effective ways to whiten teeth. First, there is home whitening in which you’re given custom-fitted mouth trays filled with bleaching gel. You’ll be directed on how or when to wear this, usually one or two hours every night for two weeks.
Another method, one perfect when your need is urgent or your schedule is tight, is one-visit whitening. Exactly as the terms imply, one trip to your cosmetic dentist and voila! Perfectly white teeth is revealed!
All of the gels or bleaching solutions used by a reputable cosmetic dentist are prescribed or recommended by the American Dental Association. Don’t waste your time, money and effort in over-the-counter products that may or may not work.