If you are like me, then you probably think that your teeth could stand to be a bit whiter than they currently are. Celebrities flash a red carpet smile that just shines brilliantly white and you wonder why you can’t have a bright smile like that. In a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the number one aspect that people wish they could change about their smile is the whiteness of their teeth. Well, you may be in luck and you can try it from the comfort of your own home. Our teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons including drinks, food and even genetics.
There is perhaps nothing that helps instill a sense of self-confidence than a great smile, so that is why dentists and oral health companies continue to develop cutting-edge technology in techniques and products. From professional teeth whiting procedures to at-home methods, the market is filled with products to help individuals achieve the perfect smile. There are several homemade teeth whitening solutions but perhaps the best one is a simple solution of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Many products on the market today utilize carbamide peroxide, which breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and acts as a bleaching agent.
While the hydrogen peroxide acts as a bleaching agent, the baking soda (when mixed with water) releases free-radicals that break down stain-causing molecules on the enamel of the teeth. When making this paste, be sure to utilize a 2:1 ratio of hydrogen peroxide to baking soda and mix until the paste is not gritty. Be sure to limit the use of this method to 2-3 times per week because the baking soda can have adverse effects on enamel if used too frequently.
You should always consult with your dentist before you try any home methods of teeth whitening. If you are looking for professional teeth whitening in Miami visit Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry for all of your preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry needs.