A pearly white smile is not simply the latest fashion; even in Ancient Rome, whitening agents like goat’s milk were used to make smiles brighter.
Of course, today there are a variety of whitening methods available, from home remedies to UV light treatments and everything in between. At home remedies include things like baking soda, peroxide, strawberries and apples, while modern treatments include bleaches, and light treatments. With all the options out there, it can be hard to choose which is the right fit.
Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, light accelerated bleaching provides faster results, but can cause more tooth sensitivity. Home remedies can be more gentle on teeth, but the effect might not be as noticeable. However, it is important to remember that teeth can discolor for many different reasons, so it is extremely important to consult with a dentist before beginning any whitening procedure. If you are interested in getting a whiter smile, contact a Bellevue dentist to get started.
For more dental facts and tips, check out our previous post in our “The Whole Tooth” series.