I'd be lying if I said I'm not confident in my smile. My parents spent good money on years of orthodontic work to get my pearly whites in tip-top shape. And for that, I'm eternally grateful. My smile is one of the things I get complimented on the most, so I'm forever indebted to my parents' good genes and my hardworking orthodontist. Bless up.
The first step in searching for an effective teeth whitening product is to understand what the kits are good for , and when they are no more effective than brushing. In fact, whitening could be a very bad idea if the last time you saw the dentist was when your parents dragged you there; the bleach and other solutions used in the kits can get inside cavities and hurt — a lot. There are many different types of teeth whitening products on the market according to the stain you wish to remove. A word of caution, when using teeth whitening solutions that place the whitening gel which in most cases contains Peroxide in a tray such as the Rembrandt, GLO Science or AuraGlow. Be careful to only place enough gel to cover the teeth keep the gel away from the gums — and wipe off any excess gel with a cotton bud and only apply the product for the recommended period of time. In the quest to achieve great results it is tempting to overapply the gel and to keep the guard in place for extended periods of time.
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror or in a photo and wished your smile was a little bit… brighter? Teeth whitening is big business in the US, and there is a vast array of different solutions now available — from state-of-the-art laser treatment to home whitening kits. To make matters worse, some of the products you see advertised online are ineffective or even unsafe.
Do all those over-the-counter teeth whiteners really work? Photo courtesy of Whiter Image. Certain medications, notably tetracycline, also discolor teeth, says Gennaro Cataldo, a Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine professor of general dentistry.