Having white teeth isn’t a new fad. The desire has actually been around for ages. While the processes have changed drastically, the end result, teeth that are bright and clean, has remained the same.
History of Teeth Whitening
The methods for whitening were unique to say the least thousands of years ago. Egyptians we’re whitening their teeth with a paste they made from pumice and vinegar while Romans used urine and barbers in the 17th century were filing down enamel and using acid. Much later in the 80’s, whitening systems using trays and peroxide became popular and morphed into the techniques we’re using still today to have pearly white smiles.
How to Get White Teeth
Before you start a whitening treatment, consider the habits you have that might be causing your teeth to discolor. Caffeine, medications and smoking are just some of the ways teeth can yellow. You should also get into the habit of brushing and flossing regularly to keep your teeth in the best shape possible. You’ll also want to look for a toothpaste that includes baking soda if whiter teeth is your goal.
In- Office Whitening
Today this cosmetic dental treatment for your teeth is very popular. While many people are still using home kits to try and whiten their teeth, nothing compares to chair-side bleaching results. Stronger doses of bleaching agents and close application and monitoring by a professional make it possible to have better results in a faster time period.
At Fried Dentistry we offer Zoom teeth whitening service which uses 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel activated by a special UV light for a gentle whitening process. We also offer the Zoom “Whitening for Life” program so you can maintain your bright whites. Contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment today.