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How to Keep Our Teeth Bright?

"How can I whiten my teeth effectively and make sure those yellowish stains don't come back?" you might wonder. Professional whitening is the best option if you are looking for the most profound results. Your dentist can safely use gels with higher concentrations of bleaching agents than drugstore kits. Over-the-counter options like strips and paint-on applications do provide benefits to tooth whitening and are less expensive. No matter how you start whitening, the trick to getting your teeth white and keeping a brilliant smile is excellent oral hygiene.

 
A professional bleaching procedure can be done at the dentist's office. This option usually takes about an hour to two hours pending on the system the dentist uses to provide longest-lasting results. Your dentist can also prepare custom trays for your teeth that are used at home. You apply a gel given to you by your dentist into the tray and then place the mouthpiece on your teeth for a period of time every day. Teeth should appear whiter after a week or two. When you notice coffee and food stains developing, use a whitening toothpaste and ultrasonic scaler  to help remove those external stains.
 
Over-the-counter kits are convenient and they cost less than professional systems utilized in the dental office. Follow the instructions on any product to avoid potential problems like gum irritation and tooth sensitivity.
 
Keeping a Bright Smile
 
Once your teeth are whiter, of course you want to keep them that way. Exposure to darkly colored liquids and foods such as coffee, tea, red wine and berries can lead to more discoloration. Giving up your morning coffee for the color of your teeth is an option, but not an easy one for many people. Practice excellent oral hygiene habits to maintain a bright, beautiful smile.
 
Brush and floss daily. Try brushing with a whitening toothbrush and toothpaste, Colgate Optic White, to help remove food stains in addition to a mouthwash such as Colgate Optic White can also help to prevent future stains. See your dentist and dental hygienist for regular cleanings with dental curing light. All of this can help to keep the color that you want after you whiten your teeth.
 
While some people use whitening gels with over-the-counter trays, it's preferable to visit your dentist and ask him to create customized trays for you. Customized trays will fit much more securely and comfortably than over-the-counter trays, which are intended to fit people with a wide range of mouth sizes, and are therefore likely to run large. If you purchase trays that are too big, they may not be tight enough to keep the gel close to your teeth, potentially making the whitening process less effective.
 
There's another reason to purchase customized whitening trays. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), teeth whitening trays can also cause gum irritation. This type of irritation can result from having a tray that doesn't fit correctly over your teeth. Instead of risking any pain or irritation, visit your dentist to receive a customized, professionally molded tray that gives you the most comfortable fit possible.
 
What are the Possible Complications?
 
If you receive a custom mouthpiece from your dentist, you can cut back on the chances of gum irritation, but there's still the possibility that you'll experience some tooth sensitivity. Experts believe the peroxide content in the whitening substances causes certain people to experience this sensitivity. If you feel pain at any time, your dentist may recommend that you wear the trays for shorter periods of time or stop using them for a couple of days before resuming whitening treatment.