October 19, 2017
Everyone is always looking for the next best thing to make their lives easier while saving money. If you are suffering from tooth discoloration, charcoal teeth whitening may seem like the solution for you. You have seen the videos online that showcase the drastic benefits the messy toothpaste offers. While many say that the treatment it is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile, is it really a good idea? If you ask your cosmetic dentist, they will likely advise against the use of the risk home remedy. Instead, they will suggest that you choose professional teeth whitening in Corpus Christi.
Truth About Charcoal Teeth Whitening
Activated charcoal has been used in modern medicine for several years because it can help with certain conditions. However, it has not been tested for safety or effectiveness when it comes to whitening the teeth. As a result, it is best to skip the home remedy and visit your cosmetic dentist in Corpus Christi instead.
Although the charcoal toothpaste may appear to be a safe solution to combat stubborn tooth discoloration, it is abrasive. As a result, it will erode your enamel. As it becomes thinner, your teeth no longer have enough protection to ward off tooth decay or tooth sensitivity. Not to mention, thinner enamel allows the teeth to become stained easier, making the issue worse than it was originally.
Choose a Safe and Effective Approach
While everyone wants to save money and handle things on their own, teeth whitening is not a task you should take on at home with online remedies. Despite the testimonials claiming that charcoal is effective, it is best to visit your dentist in Corpus Christi for professional teeth whitening treatments.
Now, you can achieve drastic results from the comfort of your own home. After determining the cause of your discoloration, your dentist will provide you with custom-fit whitening trays and a highly concentrated whitening agent. You will use the take-home kit around your own schedule for about two weeks.
As you progress through the treatment, you will notice that your smile is becoming several shades whiter. At the end of the two weeks, your teeth will be noticeably whiter with results that will last with the right aftercare.
To protect your new smile, it is best to maintain your home oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly. In addition, limit your consumption of stain-causing foods and drinks. If you cannot avoid them, rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth as soon as possible. To further protect your bright smile, it is best to stop using tobacco to prevent new stains.
Get a Bright Smile Today
If you want to reverse tooth discoloration, skip risky home remedies. Contact your dentist for a professional whitening treatment.
About Dr. Sarah Pitarra
Dr. Sarah Pitarra earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Baylor College of Dentistry and has completed additional training to offer many specialty services, including cosmetic dentistry. If you are interested in a whitening treatment, contact her office today to schedule your consultation.
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