So many of us want to have beautiful white teeth and a glorious smile. In today’s society, there is a lot of pressure on us to have glowing pearly whites. Not only is it aesthetically more pleasing to have glistening white teeth, but there is an obvious correlation between discoloured teeth and bad breath. And who wants to be seen as somebody with bad breath?
These factors can significantly affect our self-esteem and impact our mood and confidence, particularly in social situations. If we lack confidence in our teeth, we tend to smile less, talk less and laugh less, and this can have a serious impact on how people perceive us.
As a result, we can become socially awkward, which can, in turn, lead to more serious problems such as stress, anxiety, and depression. All this happens simply because we don’t have pearly white teeth!
There are a number of things that can impact the colour of our teeth. The most obvious things are the food that we eat, the beverages we drink, and other lifestyle choices including smoking, in particular.
We have been told since we were children that we need to brush our teeth after every meal and that we also need to go to the dentist every 6 months. However, how many of us actually do this religiously? Come on, put your hands up if you are guilty of not doing this? If every one of us brushed our teeth after every meal and went to the dentist a couple of times a year, there would be no need for us to seek remedies to whiten our teeth, right? So let’s look at three common ways to whiten our teeth and the benefits of doing so.
1). Home remedies
The least expensive way to whiten your teeth is with various old-school home remedies.This can include the use of baking soda, orange and lemon peels, and also hydrogen peroxide. As these methods are the least expensive, they are also the least safe. These methods can cause damage to the enamel of your teeth, which then means your teeth may discolour quicker in the future. Extreme caution needs to be taken.
2). Home whitening kits
Home whitening kits are a professional method for whitening teeth. This is a relatively easy and inexpensive procedure. The process starts with your dentist producing a custom fitted tray for your teeth. The purpose of these trays is they are used to coat your teeth with a whitening gel. This method is used under the supervision of your dental practitioner. Usually, you use these trays during the night while you sleep. The process can take several weeks before you notice a difference in the colour of your teeth.
3). LED teeth whitening
The quickest, and the most expensive procedure, for teeth whitening is with an LED laser (sometimes called in-chair whitening). This procedure will only take one session with the procedure itself only taking around 1 to 2 hours. This is by far the most effective method for whitening your teeth. If your budget allows, and you are wanting instantaneous results, then the LED laser method is certain to give you the results you desire, and quickly.
So there we have 3 different methods for whitening your teeth. We have already highlighted in this article how clean, white teeth can give us a much healthier level of self-esteem, and much more confidence in social situations. So now we have an answer for the discolouration of your teeth. There is no need to suffer in silence any longer. It’s time to start enjoying the benefits of pearly white teeth and a beautiful smile!