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Whitening Your Teeth: Getting Your Smile Back

Who has never found themselves in front of the mirror wondering how to get even brighter teeth? Many of us have already tried various methods to get a beautiful smile… in vain.

Today, our consumption habits have an obvious impact on our teeth. Similarly, taking care of our oral hygiene becomes essential in a world where cosmetic brands focus their communication on their “miracle” products, with the aim of building a beautiful smile.

So, how can we succeed in changing the color of our teeth from an unappealing color to a brighter smile? Is there a specific method to reach this goal? Your South Shore dentists at the Centre Dentaire et d’Implantologie Boucherville answer these questions in this article!

How to Fight to Keep a Beautiful Smile?

Yellowness of the Teeth

First of all, it is important to know that a tooth is composed of three tissues:

  • Enamel: the visible outer layer, covering the crown of the tooth.
  • Dentin: part, located under the enamel, constituting the mass of the tooth.
  • Pulp: the heart of the tooth, giving the tooth its sensitivity.

With time, teeth can take on a yellowish color. This is directly related to the wear of the enamel. Naturally, the dentin appears yellow. This situation can also be due to tartar, which is the accumulation of whitish dental deposits between the teeth that become colored when not removed. A root canal, after the treatment of a cavity for example, can also be the cause.

A Consumption Pattern to Watch

If you are holding a coffee while reading this article, put it down right away! Indeed, besides the fact that you will become uncontrollable in terms of energy after the fifth sip, your cup will have a major impact on the coloring of your teeth. This drink is not the only one to cause this kind of effect on our teeth; we could also list red wine, tea or tobacco.

As you can see, the way we drink affects the color of our teeth. This is why it is essential to control it. Your health will also be spared by such substances.

Taking Care of Your Oral Hygiene

It is not always easy to uphold good oral hygiene on a daily basis. During or after a hard day’s work, brushing your teeth becomes secondary. Change this view of things in your mind!

By brushing your teeth, using mouthwash, or simply rinsing your mouth with water, the staining substances will not have time to settle on your tooth enamel. The dental deposits will be less recurrent and this aspect will be seen on the coloring.

Effective Methods to Have White Teeth

Scaling

To enhance the brightness and shine of your teeth, several methods are available to you, which you can find at the Centre Dentaire et d’Implantologie Boucherville.

In the case of recent deposits, that is when the enamel has only been superficially penetrated, simple scaling is effective and sufficient.

Teeth Whitening

This service is performed by your dentist, either in the clinic or at home, using peroxide-based products designed to reduce and eliminate stains on the enamel and the dentin. This chemical substance introduces itself into the tooth and loads the stained molecules through the oxidation process. Your teeth will come out whiter without having been attacked.

Generally, a simple visit is enough to give you a brighter smile. Keep in mind, however, that the results are not the same for everyone, depending on the nature and appearance of their teeth.

Also, a budgetary issue comes into play. If it is now possible to whiten your teeth yourself by using over-the-counter whitening kits, this solution is more expensive in the long term, with less clear and lasting results, than tooth whitening done by a professional.

At the Centre Dentaire et d’Implantologie Boucherville, our dentists will advise you on the best strategy to follow. Our oral health experts will take into account your goals and your budget for a guaranteed result. Don’t hesitate to come and ask all your questions during an appointment with your dentist!

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