Diet for teeth whitening. The antibiotic tetracycline causes gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes that contain chlorhexidine or cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and blood pressure medications cause tooth stains, as can iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn’t help, ask your dentist about dental bonding, in which a tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.
Chew Gum That Contains Xylitol: Multiple studies have shown that chewing gum that contains xylitol twice daily helps fight tooth decay by lowering plaque buildup. Brands like Trident make gums with this ingredient, so pick up a pack and get chewing if you’re looking to whiten your teeth.
If your teeth are grayish, rather than yellow, bleaching won’t do much. You’ll need to seek out methods to correct the graying, which may include restorations on cavities. For graying you can’t fix otherwise, you may want to invest in bonded teeth or veneers. One common side effect of teeth whitening is sensitive teeth in the 24 hours after your teeth have been exposed to whitening gel. You can take a pain reliever like ibuprofen if the sensitivity is too much to bear.
For some people, the fear of dentistry is so great that it prevents them from attending the dentist for regular maintenance such as 6 monthly exams and hygiene visits. They will attend only when in pain, which in turn will reinforce their fear. We are sympathetic to these feelings and can offer ways to overcome the fears with different techniques. Relaxation is a way in which we can teach our brain to be in control of the body not vice versa. When we are faced with something we are afraid of, our bodies produce substances which raise our anxiety. Learning relaxation controls our bodies.
We are a long established dental practice since 2001, with our current team of expert and caring dentists being the third generation of dentists working from these beautiful suites at 75 Harley Street, London. Our team have achieved the very highest accolades and qualifications for their specialities and their academic levels are recognised internationally. All the team have an amazing passion for dentistry with continued learning by being involved in teaching and lecturing, holding or having held posts in the most respected academic establishments as lecturers and researchers. Our team combines the best current research with proven knowledge and years of clinical expertise which allows them to combine their skills when offering our patients the very best dental solutions. Read more details at Harley Street dentist.