Get Teeth Whitening In Toronto Dentist Office
Here in North America, we have set certain beauty standards for ourselves. In order for us to consider ourselves presentable, we must have new clothes, shiny hair, and white teeth. The problem is that tartar buildup on teeth has a tendency to turn them yellow over time. The older a person gets, the more likely they are to have yellowed teeth. If you would rather your teeth were white, there are several measures you can take.
Firstly, you can prevent your teeth from yellowing (or at least stop them from yellowing as quickly) by taking care of them. Brush three to four times a day and floss before bed. This will remove food residue from tooth surfaces that is a key ingredient in tartar formation. Using antiseptic mouthwashes will also help by killing mouth bacteria that breaks down food and yellows teeth. And of course you should visit your dentist at least once a year for a checkup and a thorough professional cleaning.
Secondly, baking soda is a mild whitening agent, so if you want to whiten your teeth naturally use a baking soda based toothpaste at least once per day (if you're using it in place of regular toothpaste make sure it contains fluoride to protect your teeth). You can also make a paste of baking soda and water to brush your teeth with as a cheaper, more natural alternative, but most people think it tastes too horrible to do on a regular basis.
Thirdly, you can use an over the counter bleaching agent to reverse tint your teeth. Bleaches come in the form of gels or strips which must be applied to the teeth and left on for either a few minutes or a few hours depending on the strength of the bleach. If you choose this method be aware that over bleaching can damage your tooth enamel by softening it.
Fourthly, you can go to the cosmetic dentist if you are in need of serious teeth whitening. Toronto dentists have access to stronger bleaching compounds that are not available over the counter. Dentists are also trained to use these compounds safely, without damaging your teeth.