Thursday, October 1, 2009

Whitening Your Teeth the Right Way

By Dave Smith

I am sure at some point in your life that you have felt some discomfort in your mouth, from some type of sensitivity or pain. With that said there are many different things out on the market today that you can get over the counter to help combat certain mouth pain. However, one of the things that are becoming very popular to buy over the counter is teeth whitening kits. You have to be careful with these because there are some that you should stay away from.

There are many different things out there that you really have to watch out for that can be bad for your mouth. And it really doesn't matter who you consult the final decision is up to you. When it comes to whitening your teeth you will need to know some things that you have watch for to make sure that what you are buying is good for you. One thing that you have to watch out for is low quality trays because they rely on gel and a low quality tray may let the gel leak into your mouth so that you swallow it.

Quality is everything when it comes to whitening you r teeth. You're going to want to ensure that you have the best materials that you can possibly have. Why is that? Because not all tooth whitening materials are equal. The cheaper ones will be of lower quality, as is to be expected. Also remember that when you whiten your teeth at home, you really are on your own. There is no dentist to tell you whether or not you're doing something wrong, so make sure that you read all of the instructions and make sure that you're doing it right.

While tooth whitening sounds like a miracle cure, it is actually quite true that a small percentage of people experience temporary tooth sensitivity even if they did not suffer from it before. There will be some discomfort, but remember that it will only be temporary. During this time it is recommended that you avoid spicy foods as well as come ones, as biting into them will cause an excessive amount of pain.

If you want to cut down on the possibility of having sensitive teeth, then it would be a first rate idea to start brushing your teeth with toothpaste that is rated for sensitive teeth. This will prepare your teeth for the coming trial, and if anything else it will put your mind at ease when you start to use the actual tooth whitening toothpaste.

This should go without saying, but you should never use any sort of household cleaning product to bleach your teeth. Despite what it's called, bleach is not actually used, and in fact couldn't help you at all. There is a clear enamel that covers the tooth, and beneath that is the dentin which is what gives your teeth their color. Teeth whitening products are made specifically to penetrate the enamel and make contact with the dentin.

Something that you really have to watch out for when it comes to keeping teeth whitening products around your house is making sure that you keep them out of the reach of children. As stated earlier that consuming this is harmful but not fatal to an adult, children on the other hand it can be so make sure that it's out of reach of the little ones.

As you read this article it would be very easy to think that we are telling you not to whiten your teeth. However, this is far from the truth. We just want to make sure that everyone has knowledge needed so that it doesn't affect their health when they use it.

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