Are you refraining yourself from ice cream, cold drinks, cold air in the mornings when you breathe through your mouth causing a jolt to your teeth and forcing you to stay indoors? Even biting on a candy is causingpressure to your tooth? The answer is simple, you are suffering from sensitive teeth. Wondering how did all this happen? It could be due to various reasons from decay to gum disease. Continue reading
Bleaching is a procedure which involves lightening of the colour of a tooth through the application of a chemical agent to oxidize the organic pigmentation in the tooth.
Tooth bleaching today is based upon hydrogen peroxide as an active agent. Hydrogen peroxide may be applied directly or produced in a chemical reaction from sodium perborate or carbamide peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide acts as a strong oxidizing agent through the formation of free radicals, reactive oxygen molecules and hydrogen peroxide anions. These reactive molecules attack the long chained, dark coloured chromophore molecules and split them into smaller, less coloured and more diffusible molecules.
Did you know that teeth whitening is the number one requested cosmetic service today and that its popularity continues to soar? A recent survey showed 80% of Americans aged 18 to 49 want whiter teeth, with women leading in this area at 85%. 6 out 10 believe a whiter, brighter smile would boost their self-confidence especially in the 18 to 24 age range. According to the American Academy of cosmetic Dentistry, Americans spent more than $1.4 billion on over-the-counter teeth whitening products last year alone. Continue reading
Whitening dental products and professional whitening treatments can usually guarantee you a satisfactory result. However, these products and treatments can also cost you a fortune. In this article, I would like to share with you a few home remedies that can be used to whiten your teeth.
(Please consult a dentist or physician before starting any of these home remedies)
Have you been upset about your discolored teeth? Or even white opaque spots on your teeth that ruin your appearance that you are so afraid to smile or pose for photographs? Here comes the solution, tooth whitening can help bring out the bright smile in you. Continue reading
What is carbamide peroxide in teeth whitening gels
Carbamide peroxide is also known as urea peroxide or urea hydrogen peroxide. Like any other peroxides, they are oxidizing agents which releases oxygen when in contact with water. The chemical formula is CH6N2O3, or CH4N2O.H2O2.
The carbamide peroxide is a skin, eye and respiratory irritant. It is also corrosive and causes burns. It does not cause injuries at 10% concentration but it might at 35% concentration hence causing white chemical burns on the skin and gums alike. Continue reading
Continued from Part1
Hydrogen Peroxide Mouthwash
Hydrogen peroxide has been used as an antibacterial agent for many years because of its oxidizing properties. The chemical is a weak acid and a strong bleaching agent therefore it is not unusual to find hydrogen peroxide listed in the ingredients of some toothpastes and dentifrices. Even dentists use high concentration hydrogen peroxide in professional teeth whitening procedures to remove stubborn stains. Hydrogen peroxide mouthwash can help reduce gum bleeding and clean mouth wounds by killing bacteria and removing dead tissues. Continue reading
So you feel that buying a mouthwash could pinch your wallet but yet you can’t help but be concerned about the health of your mouth?
Commercial mouthwashes sold over the counter can be costly especially therapeutic mouthwashes that help reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth.
However worry naught as there are several homemade remedies available to make your own mouthwash when you are on a tight budget. Homemade mouthwash has mild antibacterial properties that can provide relief for mouth sores and reduce bad breath. Continue reading
Teeth whitening is a very sought after cosmetic procedure and looking for a suitable dentist may be tricky. In this article, we’ll bring you a complete guide to laser teeth whitening in Sydney and Melbourne.
Looking for a laser teeth whitening dentist in Sydney and Melbourne Australia?
There are several methods to which you can use to successfully locate a suitable dentist. The internet, for instance, provides a large range of information which can help you find a dentist that suits your needs. Search engines such as Google or Bing with keywords such as laser teeth whitening Sydney or laser teeth whitening Melbourne are very useful in locating dentists. In Australia, below are are several useful sites that provides a dentist database which allows you to easily search for dentists near your area.
To look gorgeous and superb, smile is important. A good smile requires well aligned white teeth. Teeth whitening can help in this case.
There are 3 teeth whitening systems - In office professional teeth whitening, professionally dispensed home teeth whitening and purchasing of over the counter teeth whitening products. Continue reading