How to whiten your teeth

In today’s society, we all seek a brighter and whiter smile, which is why many people decide to undergo teeth whitening treatments to improve the appearance of their smile.

Well, what is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening treatments can be performed in many different ways depending on budget and your individual preference. In practice whitening with a trained dentist can dramatically whiten teeth, however added whitening treatments may be required as your teeth develop new stains and become discoloured over time. Moreover, a custom mouthpiece can be formed for you by your dentist and used at home.
Although whitening may seem like a good idea, not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. If your gums and teeth are not in a healthy condition before whitening treatments, the procedure may cause further damage. Teeth whitening treatments generally pose no serious risk if done correctly, although if whitening products are applied incorrectly serious damage may occur, including:

  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Irregular coloured teeth
  • Dampened enamel strength

How to whiten teeth

If you’re looking for an alternative to whiten and brighten your smile, then listen up. There are some ways to keep your teeth looking whiter and brighter, naturally. The secret to healthier and better-looking teeth is quite simple, just maintain good oral health. It might sound a little too easy for your liking, but it’s that simple. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth daily, chewing sugar-free gum after meal consumption, drinking water throughout the day, consuming a sensible diet and visiting your dentist regularly. In addition to maintaining good oral health, individuals should look to avoid common foods and beverages that stain teeth, such as:

  • Coffee or tea
  • Red wine
  • Spicy foods

Furthermore, smoking cigarettes also causes unsightly stains on teeth which can be extremely difficult to remove.

When it comes to achieving a healthier, brighter and whiter smile, Dr Curtis Couch can help remove extrinsic stains on the tooth’s surface by performing a simple scale and clean.

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