Whether you are thinking of whitening your teeth for the first time or you have used tooth whitening kits in the past, you know the advantages to having a fresh, white smile. The confident, easy smile that comes with white teeth makes a nicer impression on those you meet socially and professionally. A white smile gives you confidence and the ability to interact easily in groups and in one-on-one activities. Caring for your smile can start with the use of a tooth whitening kit.
People end up with tooth discoloration for a variety of reasons. Some teeth are yellow because of family heredity. Teeth will become yellowed as people age. Drinking coffee, wine or soft drinks and using tobacco products can result in stained, dark teeth. Using tooth whitening kits can reverse or reduce the yellow results of environmental and natural causes.
Today it is quite easy to purchase kits for tooth whitening in many different locations. There are three main sources of teeth whitening kits. Some dentists will sell you a tooth whitening kit; especially if you have had work done with them and they feel confident that you will follow the instructions carefully. Drugstores, grocery stores and department stores usually have a selection of kits available in the dental supply section of the store. The Internet is full of sites offering a variety of tooth whitening kits. Before you buy a kit from any of these sources, take the time to learn about the different processes involved in teeth whitening and compare the individual prices, time frames, and ingredients of the differing kits.
Once you have chosen the kit that will work best for your teeth, follow the instructions inside tooth whitening kits carefully for the best whitening results. Trying to speed up the whitening process by adding more of the whitening ingredient than recommended or by leaving the products on for longer than advised can result in gum irritation or painful sensitivity in your teeth. However, following the instructions carefully will result in a beautiful white smile that will last and last.
Maintaining your new white smile can be as simple as brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. The same good hygiene habits that your parents taught you will help you to keep your new shiny white smile looking fresh. Daily brushing and flossing can combat the effects of food and drink on your teeth. A good mouthwash will kill the bacteria and germs that work to cause tooth decay and bad breath. Regular visits with your dentist will help you to feel comfortable that the tooth whitening kits you are using are as safe for your dental health as they are for your smile.