There’s no doubt that stained, yellow teeth leave a bad impression. For LiLo, for example, her yellow smile has recently become a PR nightmare. Of course, celebrities aren’t the only ones who strive for and appreciate bright smiles.
White teeth project an image of youth, health and beauty. Most people – be they celebrities or public figures, teachers or business professionals, parents or students – like to keep their teeth as clean and white as possible.
Unfortunately, certain habits such as smoking, drinking red wine or coffee, or even consuming colored fruit juices can leave superficial stains and bacterial plaque on the teeth, contributing to discoloration over time.
These days, however, there are a wide variety of teeth whitening options available to help individuals both prevent and combat stains and achieve a whiter, brighter smile with neither serious side effects nor severe inconvenience. From over-the-counter toothpastes, rinses and strips to professionally administered teeth whitening treatments, modern whitening methods can be tailored to suit each individual’s needs – and budget.
At-home teeth whitening methods are generally less expensive (but also less effective) than in-office procedures; however, for those seeking a short-term or mild solution, over-the-counter products may be entirely appropriate. Over the counter whitening products, include:
* Whitening toothpastes
* Strips and gels
* Tray-based tooth whiteners
These products include varying amounts of carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, both of which help lighten tooth color. They range in effectiveness and efficiency from slight (as with toothpastes and rinses) to moderate (as with strips, gels and trays). While most of these products are perfectly safe, they can cause increased tooth sensitivity in some individuals, and often require extended use in order to achieve optimal results.
For those seeking the quickest, most comfortable and effective teeth whitening in Vancouver, try Pearl Teeth Whitening in Vancouver.
Patients undergo a 60-minute procedure in which a light-activated gel gently penetrates the teeth to eliminate deep stains and improve coloration by an average of two to five shades– all while in the safe,
Emma Johnson is the owner of Pearl Boutique, a clinic that specializes in teeth whitening. She is a registered dental hygienist and completed her diploma at Camosun College, which offers one of the best recognized dental hygiene programs in Canada. Emma also holds a health science degree in kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley.