Choosing the best teeth cleaning and whitening method

by | Jun 6, 2014 | Dental Services

There are very few people who would not want a beautiful smile and to this end people of all ages make every attempt to clean their teeth with consistent brushing, flossing and OTC teeth whitening gels as well as trips to the dentist for professional teeth cleaning in Ponte Vedra and bleaching. There are many products as well as procedures available for whitening teeth, it is little wonder why many people are confused, wondering which of these products and procedures is best. When the question is put to a dentist in most cases the answer is “they are all good” but some work better than others on different people and to determine which of the methods available are best suited to any individual then a number of factors have to be taken into account. The most important factors are the color and condition of the teeth and the anticipated or desired result.

No matter how often you brush and floss your teeth can yellow and stain when you have a poor diet, smoke cigarettes and drink dark beverages such as coffee. For many people the best solution for teeth cleaning in Ponte Vedra is to eliminate or drastically cut back on the consumption of coffee, sweets and smoking and to brush regularly. There are many people who swear by making a solution of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda as a supplement to the toothpaste they use normally. This solution if used weekly will help to break down the plaque buildup and lighten the teeth. Although this may have some effect the best solution is to make sure that you make twice yearly trips to the dentist to have a dental hygienist clean the teeth and to make sure that decay is kept to a minimum.

There are a number of teeth whitening products that one can use at home, these include toothpastes, gels and whitening strips. Over the counter gels and strips use hydrogen peroxide or a special bleaching solution to brighten the teeth and remove the buildup of bacteria. These products do work when the directions are followed but it is a slow process, perhaps three or more weeks to see results.

The quickest and most efficient teeth whitening and teeth cleaning services in Ponte Vedra is available from the dentist. Once the dentist has examined the teeth and cleaned then professionally, a bleaching solution is used which whitens teeth immediately. Other dentists use a gel which is exposed to laser or frequent flashes of light, the light activates chemicals in the gel and within an hour the teeth are white and bright.

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