The Secrets Of Whiter Teeth


White teeth are very desirable and this is for a very good reason, when we first meet someone, the first thing you generally notice about them is their teeth. Having white and healthy looking teeth can seriously boost your confidence and help you to take the steps that you always wanted to take. This article will talk more about ways you can whiten your teeth and get the confidence that you want and need.

Why whiten?

Whitening can make you the most confident person in the world. Your teeth are assets that everyone notices very quickly and having whiter teeth will help you to turn the embarrassment of discoloured teeth into a stronger and more confident you. The teeth should never be underestimated for the confidence a good set can bring.

Forms of whitening

There are a number of whitening techniques available, but the most common of these are:

  • Professional whitening – this is done by a dental professional, such as a dentist. Generally speaking they will take moulds of your mouth and construct trays that are designed to fit perfectly over the teeth. A whitening solution (usually comprising of hydrogen peroxide) is then applied to these trays and put on for a period of time
  • Products bought over the counter – whitening kits are readily available and somewhat resemble the custom options offered by dentists. Usually these are much less effective and do not provide the same custom fit, however these can still be effective to some degree.
  • Hygienist – Many people get their teeth professionally cleaned by a hygienist, who uses automatic and manual tools to remove the plaque and other buildup from the teeth. This is in some sense another form of whitening, especially because stains are removed and the teeth are visibly whiter.

Some tips for whiter teeth

Along with whitening you can maintain the whiteness of your teeth and prevent discolouration by:

  • Replacing your normal toothpaste with a whitening toothpaste
  • Not smoking, as this discolours teeth and produces that yellow colour we all dread
  • Brushing and flossing at regular intervals
  • Taking care with drinks or food that may have the tendency to stain the teeth, tea and coffee for example
  • Keeping well hydrated, so that excess plaque, bacteria and food are removed from the mouth.

Remember that if you are ever in doubt, you can always speak to your dental professional about strategies for whiter teeth and professional options for whitening.

About the dentist


Arden House Dental offers general and cosmetic dentistry as well as lip filler treatment in Cheltenham.

232 London Road
Charlton Kings
GL52 6HW

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