Keeping your teeth white can be quite a hard feat. Why? This is because every day people eat foods that cause decay to the teeth and people can lose the sparkly whiteness that once existed. Most foods are really bad for teeth but there are some especially bad. Haribo for example is made up of gelatine and sugar and are some of the worst substances you can eat. However, when foods are bad they tend to be nice so one bag no and then is allowed!
It is not just food that is bad for the teeth. Drinks can also be very bad too. Coffee can cause discoloring and quickly and make them yellow. People in the UK tend to drink a lot of coffee as it is very important to stay active and alert so you are always on the ball for work. Alcohol too can damage teeth and people in the UK also tend to drink a lot of alcohol.
To counter the harmful substances people consume, people can brush their teeth regularly. People are suppose to brush twice a day, but in reality this doesn’t always happen. Furthermore, people are also suppose to brush their teeth for three minutes but again this rarely happens. This is mainly because people do not know how long three minutes actually is. Instead they think two minutes may be three, or possibly even less. Realistically, the only way to brush your teeth for three minutes is to use a stopwatch or a clock with a second hand. This would ensure brushing for 3 whole minutes.
Brushing your teeth will keep your them looking fresh but they will not get the white back. The only way to do this is to use a teeth whitening service or laser teeth whitening. This is available in the UK and can really make your teeth sparkle. This is the only real way to keep your them looking white.
Source by Keith Mansell
Did you know that there are two kinds of Teeth Bleaching Trays? Custom and Standard
Custom teeth bleaching trays are fitted to your teeth in a two step process. This is a clue you can use if you're unsure of the quality of the teeth whitening kit you're considering to purchase. Although not always true, the higher the quality of the tooth bleaching trays, the rest of the products and get included should also be of the same high quality. Why would a manufacturer go through the effort and expense to see that the teeth trays fit well only to use lower quality tooth whitening gels? The answer of course is that they probably would not risk their reputation on lower quality materials.
Simply put, high quality white teeth kits contain a material to take an impression or mold of your teeth. This mold is then sent to a lab that actually makes the custom teeth bleaching trays. Typically, this step can be completed in about a week. and do not worry if you mess up the molding process. A quick call to any high quality company and they will send replacement material out free! The thing is that high quality companies know that if you're satisfied with the product and service, they have earned a long term customer and goodwill. If you're happy, the chances are that you will tell others about how wonderful the product is and everyone will benefit.
Custom trays are not uncomfortable because they are made to fit your mouth and teeth. These are similar to the teeth guards made for people who grind their teeth at night. A very soft material is used and it keeps the teeth whitener firmly covering your teeth for maximum effectiveness. This is the single most important element in successful teeth whitening whether at home or done through a dentist.
Many products offer thermoform type trays. These are like teeth and mouth guards found at the drugstore for high school sports. These are standard issue trains that do get the job done but are not the most comfortable to wear. These probably will not be sufficient enough for extended use for hours or overnight. Still if price is an object, the thermoform bleaching trays can successfully be used, although understand they will not be as comfortable. These type of trays may even need to be trimmed with scissors just to fit better and cover your teeth.
The bottom line is that once completed, you new whiter smile will last up to a year. Less if you are a coffee drinker or smoke but with your own teeth whitening trays, it's a simple matter to just use them once a month or so to keep your teeth looking their best. Once a month maintenance can keep your teeth and smile bright and limit the stains caused by adult foods and beverages.
Source by Abbie Frank