Teeth Whitening: The Complete Guide | Guest Post

Teeth Whitening Complete Guide

There are a number of reasons why we aim to get whiter teeth. Whether your daily cheat is a cup of coffee, a tall glass of cola or a much-needed glass of wine, all of these drinks can affect the shade and appearance of our teeth, therefore, we can either stop indulging or find something that can tackle the problem.

Natural Remedies

Some of us are born to have naturally tinted teeth, it can’t be helped! If you are looking to try a solution which isn’t going to break the bank there are a number of home remedies, you can try out for a short-term fix.

Superfood of 2016, coconut oil can be used to whiten the appearance of your teeth! This technique is called ‘oil pulling’ and is an ancient remedy which some swear by!

Rinsing your teeth with coconut oil regularly will reduce the build-up of plaque in your month. How does it do it? Lauric acid in coconut oil eliminates plaque, which can cause yellowness.

Generally, it can be great for your oral health as it is great for gum health, and keeps your breath smelling coco-fresh!

If you are thinking about trying this one out, then brush your teeth with just a tablespoon of coconut oil. Try to do this for around 15 minutes, swishing the oil around your mouth, once you are finished, rinse with water, and brush your teeth.

Dental Teeth Whitening

It is illegal for anyone other than a dentist to perform teeth whitening treatments. For example, if your beautician is offering teeth whitening as treatment, avoid! It may not be safe.

A dentist is the best person to perform any type of cosmetic dentistry. Every set of teeth is different and they will have the ability to judge how many solutions should be applied to your mouth. Before the treatment, your dentist will also provide you with an estimated shade of what your teeth with look like once it is complete.

We asked Glasgow dentist, Berkeley Clinic about the teeth whitening process “the procedure usually lasts for an hour during which you can comfortably relax, watch a DVD or listen to your favourite music!”

Once the treatment is complete, patients are also given a fitted kit, which they can use to apply further solution at home.

Home Kits

The American market is booming in regards to home-kit products for teeth whitening. As they are spending over $1.4 billion dollars in over-the-counter teeth whitening products every year! Giving the dental market a lot to smile about.

There are a number of home kits available online which usually range for £20-£50. Due to the market being so competitive it’s hard to say which one is the best! The best advice we can give is to stick with it – your whiter smile will not happen overnight.

If you are looking to see a real difference in the colour of your teeth it is best to have a discussion with your dentist as they can give you a full consultation on the process. Changing your diet and cutting out coloured drinks, is another way to reduce colouring.

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Guest post: Melissa is a 23 year old, lifestyle blogger from Glasgow, Scotland. She is always on the look out for the latest beauty and fitness trends.