Its a sad fact that as we age our body does not look as young and as fresh as it used too, this goes for our teeth too. Our teeth will naturally discolour as we get older, made worse by years of eating and drinking sugary foods and coffee. Ironically your teeth may well be very healthy but if they are discoloured they will not appear so!
So what can you do to stop the aging appearance of your teeth and get them looking white and bright again?
Trying teeth whitening kits
Teeth whitening kits have been around for some time but only during the last few years have they become really affordable and more socially acceptable. The beaming white smile, becoming popular by celebrities mostly, is seen as a good indicator of health and makes a great first impression.
Using teeth whitening kits have become safer too over the years. When the industry was new there were a few dodgy products on the market but these have not lasted and have mostly disappeared.
The whitening gels used now tend to be on the conservative side and tend to consist of Carbamide peroxide. The use of Carbamide peroxide is very safe for teeth whitening and any occasional side effects are minimal. It can cause irritation if in contact with your skin and eyes, so ensure you are careful when handling Carbamide peroxide. This is true for any whitening and bleaching gels though!
How do teeth whitening kits work?
Most kits work by using a whitening gel that bleaches your tooth enamel. The bleaching agent releases oxygen which gets to work in breaking down the stains on your teeth. This is why whitening gels are very effective at removing stains on your teeth.
Good quality whitening kits can whiten your teeth by up to 11 shades lighter, a significant increase in your whiteness and brightness of your teeth. Such results can be possible within just two weeks of using a kit every day for around 30 minutes.
If you want reduce the signs of aging on your teeth and get rid of tooth staining you could consider using a good quality teeth whitening kit.
Best teeth whitening kits on the market
There are many kits on the market and choosing the right one for you can be confusing. If you are looking for a product that has been clinically proven and is the most cost effective then you should consider the cost of the whitening gel. Finding a product that has enough whitening gel for multiple treatments means that you are not spending money on replacing the gel after only a few treatments.
The most cost effective whitening kits on the market at the moment are Smile 4 You and Dental White. Both offer enough whitening gel for up to 200 treatments, the highest on the market at the moment, and the gel has a shelf-life of around 2 years.