Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Dental Visits | 3 Tricks To Extract The Maximum Value From Your Teeth Whitening Appointment

Herman Kim

Having sparkling white teeth is bound to make you feel more confident because your facial appearance naturally improves. But teeth tend to dull out over time because of the food, drinks and lifestyle habits you follow. Dentists usually restore the natural whiteness of your teeth. But teeth whitening will be even more effective when you undertake certain actions. Follow these brilliant preparation strategies to extract the maximum value from teeth whitening.

Fix Your Cavities Before Teeth Whitening

Before making teeth whitening appointments with dentists, be sure to check and fix your teeth for any gum diseases or cavities. This is because cavities in your teeth will cause the whitening process to be less effective. The teeth whitening solution will penetrate into existing teeth decay to cause heightened sensitivity in your mouth. This initial appointment will help the dentist take care of your cavity or gum disease problem for the best teeth whitening results later.

Get Your Teeth Cleaned Before Whitening

Most dentists will recommend a proper teeth cleaning process before whitening to give you better results. Cleaning your teeth will remove plaque, tartar and other embedded sediments from teeth enamel. It will also reduce stains causes by caffeine, colas or tobacco. The teeth whitening process at the dentist's office will be more effective once your teeth are cleaned. Keep in mind that a teeth whitening procedure will not perform a miracle to give you whiter than white teeth, especially if you have poor oral hygiene. But teeth whitening procedures will certainly improve the current appearance of your teeth.

Switch To A Desensitising Toothpaste Before Whitening

Some patients experience sensitivity because of the heat pulses emanating from laser light activation during teeth whitening. A desensitising toothpaste blocks pores that act as pathways to nerves. The action of blocking these pores from the toothpaste will reduce your teeth sensitivity, making your teeth whitening experience far less painful. These toothpastes usually use ingredients like potassium nitrate to relive the pain associated with tooth sensitivity. Get your dentist's recommendation for good desensitising toothpastes before your teeth whitening appointment. If you are hyper sensitive to peroxide, be sure to let the dentist know because this is a key ingredient in teeth whitening procedures.

Good dental hygiene is the key to maintaining sparkling white teeth. If you want to restore your teeth back to their original whiteness, follow these tricks to extract the maximum value from your teeth whitening appointment at the dentist's office.


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Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

I am a senior who recently began wearing dentures, and before I got them, I spent a lot of time researching types of dentures and alternatives. Now, that I have my dentures and my research is complete, I need something new to fill my time. So, I decided to create a blog. "Why not put what I learned to use?" I thought. In this blog, I hope to share facts and figures about dentures and offer a little friendly advice along the way. Learn how many other Australians wear dentures, explore alternatives to dentures and figure out which options are best for you. Thanks for reading!