Gifting your Valentine with a bunch of red roses will certainly make her happy but the happiness will be tenfold if you do it with a bright smile. Smiling brightly will be impossible if you have stained and discolored teeth. The discoloration may have built up on your teeth over some time making you wonder whether you can remove all the stains within a month. However, if you contact the cosmetic dentistry clinic nearby you will be given an option of teeth whitening that can change your appearance for the better.
You may be tempted to try out over-the-counter teeth whitening products that are available in pharmacies and stores. These products are affordable and can be used from the comfort of your home. They are well marketed to make you believe you have ultimately found a solution for the discolored teeth in your mouth. Before you take a step further it is suggested that you research the product properly to understand whether it can deliver the results being promised on the advertising brochures. You will in every likelihood finding information stating that the products are not reliable and in some cases not even safe to be used in the mouth. Far from delivering any results, they can cause more harm to your mouth leaving you with additional problems just before Valentine’s Day.
Your teeth would have discolored for many reasons over time. Some of them are given hereunder for your reference:
Use of Tobacco — chemicals like tar and nicotine can create stubborn stains on your teeth if you are a smoker. Tar is dark in color while nicotine is colorless which turns yellowish after it comes into contact with oxygen and stains the surface.
Foods and Beverages — such as coffee, tea, red wine are major culprits in staining the teeth. They have intense color pigments known as chromogens that affix themselves to the enamel of the teeth.
Your Age – could be affecting the enamel layer of your teeth to make it thinner from brushing and exposing the yellowish dentin which lies beneath.
Medications — antihistamines, antipsychotics, and medications for hypertension also have tooth darkening effects and if you are using any of these medications the discoloration of your teeth would be a result of these drugs.
The discoloration may also have been caused by an injury to leave you with teeth that don’t appear well when you try to smile especially on Valentine’s Day.
Teeth whitening can improve the color of your teeth by several shades in a single sitting at the dentist’s office. The procedure for teeth whitening is simple and will be finished in about an hour. A whitening bleach, containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide will be applied to your teeth after protecting your gums and left on the teeth for some time. The bleaching agent is concentrated and cannot remain on your teeth for more than 30 to 45 minutes. Dentists are performing the statements regularly and some are even using lasers to brighten your teeth faster by up to 8 shades in a single sitting. However, you need to make repeated visits to the dentist’s office or request for trays to continue the treatment from home from the dentist treating you. You can use the trays every day for about 30 minutes to help your teeth become brighter by a shade or two.
If you contact your dentist right away for a teeth whitening treatment you can certainly surprise your Valentine with red roses as well as a white smile which would be appreciated better than just the red roses. You just need to remember that maintaining your teeth in pristine conditions is possible by brushing and flossing every day, visiting your dentist for checkups and exams every six months and avoiding the foods and beverages mentioned in this discussion. You can even consider using over-the-counter teeth whitening products that have the seal of acceptance from the ADA and are approved as teeth whiteners regularly and not just before a special occasion to keep your teeth and smile looking white and bright all the time.