HOME DEFENSE

After all, there are various և rather dubious home remedies for teeth whitening.

Brush with lemon juice.

Do not do it: Lemon juice can lighten the color of your teeth, but only at the expense of your teeth. The juice is sour. It causes loss of calcium. This whitens the teeth as calcium gives the teeth some white color. This means that damaged teeth are less resistant to cavities. Your teeth may be brighter, but you can have fewer of them.

Brush with strawberry puree.

Another thoughtless idea. The point here is that strawberry fiber և seeds act as a cleanser by scraping away unpleasant plaque and germs. But the sugars and acids in the fruit do more harm than good by requiring immediate fluoride toothpaste.

Brush with soda.

This does not really whiten teeth. There is no whitening effect, but baking soda can help remove plaque and polish teeth as it is abrasive. However, use baking soda too often, you can damage your tooth enamel.

Brush with wood ash.

Wood ash (presumably taken from your fireplace) whitens teeth because it contains potassium hydroxide, otherwise known as grass. But the ashes must come from hardwoods, such as oak, maple or walnut. Pine-soft wood ash does not contain enough potassium hydroxide to be effective.

Be careful again. Wood ash may contain other chemicals և compounds that you may not want to put in your mouth. It is also impossible to know how much potassium hydroxide you actually get in wood ash. too often can significantly damage your teeth.

– Scott Luffy

Everyone loves pearl white mouths. Call it grill excitement. But few of us, alas, are born with fairly white, bright teeth that shake all our lives.

Some people just smile and endure it, their mouths are supposedly closed. others take action.

Teeth whitening has become a big business. It is the most sought after dental procedure in the United States for patients aged 40-60 years. Last year, Americans spent more than $ 2 billion on teeth whitening, $ 1.4 billion without prescription toothpaste.

So we smile more.

Well, it depends. Teeth whitening, or more properly whitening, does not work well for everyone. As they say, the results are different. The biggest determinant is the condition of your teeth when you start. Yellow teeth whiten better than brown teeth, according to a study by the American Dental Association. Gray teeth are the least reactive.

Many things determine the color of your teeth. The natural color is very different. Healthy teeth are usually slightly yellow, the color coming from the dentin, a dense tissue beneath the outer layer of each tooth enamel. Healthy dentin is slightly yellow.

Age also plays a role, of course. Over time, the natural color of the teeth intensifies նում darkens due to wear and tear և accumulated spots.

Lifelong liquids, such as coffee, tea, cola, and wine, can darken teeth, although these stains can be the easiest to remove. Frequent rinsing with whitening toothpaste is usually enough to minimize the problem. Acidic foods, such as citrus and vinegar, contribute to enamel erosion, which makes tooth surfaces more transparent by exposing the underlying dentin.

Oking the mind darkens the teeth, brown nicotine is absorbed into the inner structure of the tooth. Some medications, such as tetracycline, also cause internal staining, such as overuse of naphtha.

Finally, trauma և trauma damages the teeth, cracks the enamel, which allows debris and stains to adhere better to the teeth.

There are three main ways to whiten teeth.

1.
Office procedure by your dentist.

2:
Home whitening kit provided by your dentist.

3:
Over-the-counter kit purchased at a grocery store or drugstore.

The first option
-Office procedure- is the most expensive, but it provides the fastest, sometimes the most dramatic results. The procedure involves the thorough application of a gel with a high concentration of bleach to your teeth. (The rest of the gums մնացած are concealed to avoid irritation). Hydrogen peroxide stays on the teeth for 15-20 minutes, then it is removed և the process is repeated. Depending on the need, there may be three or more applications.

The cost of treatment.
$ 650 to $ 1000.

Some dentists use a laser or other bright light source to activate the gel to speed up the whitening process. The effectiveness of bleach lights, however, is debatable. Some studies have shown that lights do not really do anything. Indeed, they can actually cause damage by dehydrating the teeth.

The second option
– Getting a kit from your dentist is cheaper և may be more effective in the long run. Your dentist will provide mouthwash-like plastic trays, each inserted into your teeth, with whitening gel tubes containing a lower percentage of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, a less powerful, slower bleach.

Patients fill the boxes with gel at home, then carry them for an hour or every day (sometimes overnight) for a week or two.

Cost:
$ 200 to $ 500.

Note: Early fears that tooth enamel is damaged by chemical bleaching seem unfounded as long as the procedures and products are used as designed and directed. Some people, however, have a painful sensitivity to whitening gels. In a 2002 study by the University of Southern California, half of 100 patients surveyed said they felt mild to moderate sensitivity after using a non-prescription whitening gel.

The third option
is the easiest, but the least effective. Store-bought teeth whitening kits are plentiful և relatively easy to use. They also contain minimal levels of bleach, which means a reduced risk of gum irritation but a longer treatment time.

Cost:
$ 25 to $ 50.

There is a fourth option.
Toothpastes are designed and advertised to whiten teeth. Most dentists, however, say that any good toothpaste that is used regularly will effectively clean the teeth and help prevent them from sticking. Whitening toothpastes, which may contain small amounts of hydrogen peroxide, do not do much better.

Cost:
$ 5 to $ 10.