Teeth Whitening Supplies
Looking after your teeth is an important part of our hygiene routine and there are so many dental and oral care products to choose from to help you in your daily care. We all dream of a bright and white smile but coffee, smoking, red wine and other drinks and food can cause your teeth to become yellow. Once upon a time, you were only able to get teeth whitening treatments at your dentist, but thankfully there are now a multitude of teeth whitening products you can use at home, saving you time and money.Products
Depending on your lifestyle needs and preferences, there is a tooth-whitening product to suit you. Teeth whitening kits provide you with all the tools you need to get the job done, safely and efficiently. Many kits include moulds that you can shape to fit your teeth, whitening gel and often whitening lights to assist in the whitening process. Other whitening products available include white strips, which you can apply directly to the teeth, and pens that you can use by drawing the whitening agent onto your teeth’s surface.Benefits
The main benefit of doing teeth whitening at home is that you can do it in privacy and at a time of your choosing. Home whitening is also less expensive than visits to the dentist office.Ingredients
The essential ingredient of water-based teeth whitening products is carbamide peroxide, which breaks down into urea and hydrogen peroxide, the active bleaching agent. This ingredient is necessary for your teeth to turn white and stay white. Whiteners containing peroxide include ingredients such as sodium hydroxide, glycerin, carbopol, and flavouring agents. Other teeth whiteners can contain natural or organic ingredients.Charcoal Products
Using charcoal to whiten your teeth may seem strange to most, but it actually works. Activated charcoal is specifically for medical purposes, and its natural adhesive qualities let it attach to stains on your teeth, taking them off when rinsing. If your teeth are naturally darker or yellow, the charcoal will only remove surface stains so you may need to use a chemical-based whitener to achieve a whiter look. Charcoal is safe; however, it can scratch the enamel of your teeth if you force it against them.