Quick Teeth Whitening Methods
If the prospect of sitting in a dentists chair for 2 hours on end whilst your mouth is subjected to tooth moulding, clamping and UV lights, doesn’t sound appealing to you – and who can blame you for being hesitant – then don’t fear.
There are a number of alternative teeth whitening methods you can try, which can help you to achieve a white smile, fast. And many of them are completely naturally…
Can orange peel really whiten my teeth?
It is hard to imagine that rubbing orange peel on your teeth can help to whiten your teeth, but this tried, tested and natural technique can help to remove staining and discolouration without the use of chemicals.
And it is not alone…
Baking soda, which is commonly used in toothpastes anyway, can also help to clean your teeth and make them sparkle. Simply mix it with a little water until it forms a paste, brush onto your teeth and then thoroughly rinse.
Are there any limitations to these quick teeth whitening methods?
As with any teeth whitening product there will be limitations, and this is no different of fast, natural remedies.
For instance, unlike teeth whitening kits which can help you to make your teeth 11 shades lighter over a series of weeks, natural remedies such as baking soda won’t be able to achieve the same kind of results.
In reality, all these quick teeth whitening methods will actually help you to do is remove any stains or plaque that is accumulating on your teeth, and instead limit the amount of discolouration your teeth experiences from tea, coffee or smoking.
What else can do?
Whilst quick teeth whitening methods might not be able to offer you the results you are looking for, this doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune going to your dentist.
In fact, there are a number of affordable techniques you can try, which can help to whiten your smile.
Home Teeth Whitening Kits – utilising the same 16% Carbamide Peroxide gel utilised by dentist – but at a fraction of the cost – home teeth whitening kits such as Dr George’s Dental White can help to lighten your teeth by up to 11 shades in 2 weeks and are incredibly simple to use.
Supplying you with your own teeth mould, apply drops of this gel to your teeth and after 30 minutes you will notice a significant improvement to the appearance of your teeth.
How does it work: containing 120ml/cc of 16% Carbamide Peroxide as this gel enters the pores on your teeth, this creates active oxygen which converts coloured compounds into colourless compounds.
Teeth Whitening Strips – using a weaker concentration of Carbamide Peroxide so it doesn’t irritate your teeth or gums, teeth whitening strips are applied directly to your teeth and are usually worn overnight, giving the strips time to bleach your teeth.
NOTE: Should you try this option, be careful to apply these strips evenly so there is no streaking.
Teeth Whitening Pen – similar to teeth whitening strips, this is weaker in concentration and applied directly to each tooth.
Patience is needed with this one though, otherwise you risk applying the pen to one tooth more than another.
As you can see, teeth whitening is no longer something you have to go to your dentist for in order to achieve a brighter smile. However it is still important that you choose your teeth whitener carefully and don’t simply go for the cheapest option.
Invest in the wrong product, with the wrong concentration levels and you may find that it either irritates your gums or doesn’t produce any results at all (because it is too weak).
For this reason, make sure you research the product first; check to see its effectiveness and ensure it contains around 16% Carbamide Peroxide. Only then can you feel confident that you’ll achieve a whiter smile fast.