Discolouration in teeth is a common problem that many people face. Food and beverage choices, as well as normal wear and tear, can play a major role in the discolouration of your pearly whites.
Unfortunately, this is unavoidable for many, and it is a large cause of stress and self-consciousness. It is awfully hard to feel your best when you are overly aware of any discolouration to your teeth.
While we are often our own worst critics, it is understandable that everyone wants to be the best version of themselves that they can be. For many, this involves teeth whitening.
Luckily, there is more attention directed towards obtaining a whiter smile in a healthier and affordable manner than ever before. Our experts at Vellore Dentistry have created a list to show what your best options are!
In recent years, there has been an increased demand for all-natural remedies for a variety of issues that people face. A quick search on the internet will show you that there are some natural choices that you can try to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home
One of these options is coconut oil pulling. This option requires you to place a spoonful of coconut oil into your mouth and swish it around for approximately 20 minutes. After numerous trials, it is said to “pull” the colouration from your teeth, leaving you with a whiter smile.
While these treatments have worked for some individuals, it is not a quick process. It usually takes many weeks to see any progress. The results are not long-lasting.
Additionally, the process is far from enjoyable. Swishing oil around in your mouth for can leave a film on your tongue and teeth. The method also doesn’t guarantee a whiter smile. However, it is very inexpensive, which is why it has drawn so much attention.
While this may work for some, it does not work for everyone. In fact, there is no definitive evidence to show that this method works. Because of this, our dentists recommend using in-office techniques, which have proven results in providing a brighter smile.
While these options may be a little more expensive than other options, we highly recommend in-office treatments.
Dental professionals are highly skilled in teeth whitening and can promise you lasting results. In-office treatments involve safe and tested practices that leave you with a whiter, brighter smile.
With in-office teeth whitening services, you first will need to schedule an initial consultation. During the consultation, you’ll receive advice on how many treatments will be suitable to get your smile as bright as you want it to be.
From there, you will undergo an evaluation to ensure that the whitening process will not cause permanent damage to your teeth. While there may be some initial sensitivity after the process, this will only last for a few hours. The sensitivity means that the treatment is working.
You may get similar results from an at-home kit on your first try. However, these kits do not provide lasting results like professional whitening treatments. Additionally, these kits can damage your teeth and cause severe sensitivity that may last for a much longer period of time.
In-office procedures are much safer and regulated, providing you with the lowest risk options to achieve a whiter and brighter smile.
Another added bonus to the in-office option is that you will receive a basic evaluation of the overall health of your teeth. This will give you invaluable information that you cannot receive elsewhere, and you can go home with a brighter smile and tips for keeping your smile as healthy as it can be!
If you have thought about whitening your smile, you have likely taken the time to look at the options found in your local store.
There are numerous options available to you, and all are relatively inexpensive. However, these are not necessarily the best route to take.
Store-bought treatments are convenient and can be completed from your own home, but they lack the guaranteed results of professional options. Additionally, there are some other risks associated with store-bought options.
For one, these “do it yourself kits” often leave you guessing whether they are actually making any changes to the discolouration in your teeth. It can take many weeks for you to see the slightest of changes. Meanwhile, you have to invest time and money into the possibility of a whiter smile.
Another issue with these at-home kits is they are not always made with the safest ingredients. The enamel on your teeth can be damaged by the whitening agents in these products. Enamel is a very important protectant for your teeth and cannot be restored to its initial state after being damaged.
Store-bought kits provide you with a quick option, but these are often not recommended by professionals. The uncertainty of the results is not worth the risk.
Ready to Brighten Your Smile?
At Vellore Dentistry, we provide affordable, long-term whitening treatments unique to each client.
Our treatment plan starts with an in-depth consultation, in which we determine the best route for you! We will provide an overall review of your oral health and a general layout for the treatment process that lies ahead.
From there, we schedule meeting dates for you to come in and receive our unique treatments. The options we provide are designed to last longer than at-home kits and natural methods, and you will have our staff to answer any questions along the way.
Ultimately, it is your choice to whiten your teeth. As long as you maintain your oral health, the discolouration in your teeth is purely a cosmetic issue. Vellore Dentistry is committed to providing you with a smile of which you can be proud, and we aim to boost your confidence with a whiter smile!
If you are interested in whitening your smile, visit our website to learn more about what Vellore Woods Dentistry can do for you!