First, the winner of the Neutral and Leopard Handbag is Terrie H. Yeah Terrie I’m so happy for you!! I will be emailing you. Thank you all so much for entering my giveaway.
Today we’re talking about our teeth, and I’m passionate about teeth because I’m a dental hygienist, by profession.
I’m going to share how to whiten your teeth but it does cost money and it’s not covered by dental insurance, because it’s cosmetic. Which means because you don’t have to have it done, the insurance company won’t pay.
We all want white teeth! As we age, our enamel thins and the dentin (the stuff on the inside of our teeth) enlarges and it has a yellow tint. Which is why are teeth start to yellow. Of course, coffee, and tea and other things we eat and drink will also yellow our teeth.
Here are some things I’ve learned about bleaching teeth over the 20 + years I’ve been practicing dental hygiene:
1. Not everyones teeth will bleach. If you have always had yellow or gray teeth, you’re teeth will be harder to bleach.
2. If you have fillings or crowns in your front teeth, they will not bleach.
3. Bleaching will make your teeth sensitive while you’re bleaching, but it does goes away.
4. Personally, I don’t think whitening toothpastes work very well and they make your teeth sensitive. I have people come in all the time with sensitive teeth and most of the time they say they’re using a whitening toothpaste. If your teeth are sensitive and you’re using a whitening toothpaste I would stop using it immediately.
The best way to bleach your teeth is to have it done by your dentist using bleach trays. The bleaching system used in dental offices work the best! The cost varies, depending on where you’re from.
If you use an over the counter bleaching system, Crest White stripes will work but you won’t get the same affect as you will get with bleach trays.
Lastly, and most importantly, I think smiling, whether you have white teeth or not, is one of the best things you can do! In my opinion smiles are young, hip, and always in style!
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Beauty For the Heart~~A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:13