Many of us would like to have white so-called “Hollywood smile”.
In particular, studies show that more than half of the people in the world unhappy with the color of their teeth, writes the Conversation.
A seemingly insatiable desire to whiten your teeth is good news for manufacturers of teeth whitening, judging from the great range of OTC kits.
They are definitely cheaper than the dentist. At least in the short term. However, in the long term, the bleach can damage the surface of the teeth.
And what affects the color of our tooth enamel? First and foremost, genetics and diet. For example, Smoking, coffee, tea and even some spices (curry) can affect the whiteness of your teeth. The best way to improve the color of the enamel is to reduce consumption or eliminate these foods.
Today, according to the EU Council Directive 2011/84/EU, hydrogen peroxide is considered the most effective and safe method (although there are alternatives) teeth whitening.
But in the wrong hands and in the wrong concentrations of these harsh chemicals can negative affect the tissues in the mouth.
After careful analysis of the safety and effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide carried out by the expert scientific panel, the EU has restricted the number of sold without a prescription drug is 0.1% to 6 %.
Alternative drugs for teeth whitening you can get at any pharmacy. But there are two main problems. First, there is no guarantee that they will help. And, secondly, questionable drugs can damage the teeth.
The study was reviewed by the safety of five public over-the-counter products. Three used the sodium chlorite as the active ingredient, which breaks down to chlorine dioxide in the acidic environment of the oral cavity. Bleaching effect of sodium chlorite is not fully understood.
Four products contained citric acid which softens and dissolves the enamel. This can lead to otbelivala effect, but over time the enamel is coming off. After that, it will be impossible to replace. Serious side effect is yellowing of teeth.
It is also known that whitening products can increase sensitivity or irritation to the gums and teeth.
A damaged tooth
Given that everyone has only one set of teeth, you can take simple steps to protect the health of the oral cavity, which will also help you to whiten your teeth.
Do not start tooth decay, reduce the sugar content of the teeth and brush teeth fluoride toothpaste twice a day.
Besides, you can always ask for advice from your dentist if you are worried about the appearance of their teeth.
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We will remind, the group of experts has created a new seal of the same material that car bumpers.
As reported by the portal “Znayu” regular teeth brushing and flossing reduces the likelihood of developing hypertension.
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