The first step toward making our pearly whites whiter is by adopting a healthy lifestyle and by incorporating good food habits. However, it's easier said than done for many of us given the mechanical lives we lead today.
Unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking, chewing tobacco and consumption of wine and carbonated drinks take a toll on your dental health. To know more details about ‘teeth whitening – what exactly is it?’ ( also known as hammaste valgendamine mis see tpsemalt on? in the Estonian language)
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The acidic content in these kinds of foods tends to erode your enamel and cause stains that are hard to remove through regular brushing and flossing. Another reason for the yellowing of teeth is aging because as we age the outer layer of the enamel becomes thin exposing the inner yellow layer of dentin.
To combat such issues many teeth whitening products are launched every day in the market.
The range of products is so diverse that a person is spoilt for choice.
A variety of products like toothpaste, whitening strips, rinses, gels, etc are available today. Teeth Whitening Gels have become the most popular amongst these in recent times. One of the reasons for its popularity maybe because it is similar to the bleaches used by dentists.
They are usually applied using a teeth mold similar to a mouthguard. You can either get such molds along with the gel or can get one custom made from your dentist.
Synthetic teeth whitening gels are available in two different versions. The hydrogen peroxide gel is the stronger one and is usually used only by dentists. Carbamide peroxide is a lighter version usually used in products meant for home-usage.
The percentage of peroxide determines the actual strength of the gel. It comes in different variants. For example, the 10% strength version of Carbamide Peroxide is ideal for sensitive teeth. Another version contains 16% which is most commonly used and is stronger. Lastly, a 22% version is the strongest and used for deep stains.