One of the disadvantages of aging is that our teeth naturally become more stained and yellow. This will be especially true if we enjoy drinks like red wine, tea, or coffee. It will also be true if we smoke cigarettes, cigars, or marijuana. The good news is that there are different ways that we can brightener our smiles without having to resort to expensive dental surgery treatments. One of the easier ways to whiten our teeth is by using a teeth whitening kit.
Have you ever considered purchasing a tooth whitening kit? If so, we can help you to understand a few important facts about whitening kits and why you should purchase one. The first thing is that it will not change the color of crowns, fillings, or dentures. The kit is designed to match your natural tooth coloring as closely as possible.
When purchasing a kit, it is important to have a realistic expectation of what they will do. There are many reasons and causes for tooth discoloration. Teeth stains can occur because of certain medications such as tetracyclines or antihistamines. These type of medications may cause your teeth to discolor and a whitening kit may not produce any dramatic improvement. Tooth stains from tea, coffee, cola, or wine on the other hand can be eventually reduced by using a whitening kit.
Also, it should be noted that a tooth colored filling that has been stained over a long period of time may not be improved by using a whitening kit. With this type of occurrence it is probably better to have the filling replaced and to continue using a whitening kit to improve the overall appearance of your remaining natural teeth.
You can purchase a whitening kits online, at a drugstore, or at your local grocery store. When you are deciding which type of kit to use it may be best to try one first and if you do not receive the results that you desire then try another one. For example, some people may have teeth that are sensitive to whitening and therefore they may choose a kit that has a lower concentration of whitening product. However, if you choose a kit with a lower concentration of whitening ingredients and you not see results then simply select a whitening kit that has a slightly higher concentration of whitening ingredients.
Stains on your teeth occur over time when staining agents in drink, food, or tobacco smoke eventually work their way through the porous tooth enamel. These type of stains will not be eliminated by brushing alone and therefore a tooth whitening kit may be required. Most teeth whitening kits contain specific chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide, that will penetrate the stain. The majority of kits use either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. These chemicals will not damage the structure of the tooth but there are some people who experience temporary tooth sensitivity.
Once again, you may need to try various whitening kits before going with one that will give you a beautiful, natural white smile.