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What is Teeth Whitening?

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Teeth whitening can be a tedious task, but it is essential in bringing back that confident white smile. The process can be done professionally in a dental clinic or using a teeth whitening kit at home, which usually contains teeth whitening strips and other products that may contain carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. 

The abovementioned bleaching chemicals will then soak through the top layer of your teeth enamel and into your dentin (the hard, dense bone tissue just beneath your tooth enamel). Then, the bleach reacts to the coloured molecules in your tooth, which makes your teeth whiter. 

Now that you have a quick background on whitening your teeth and how it usually works, we will answer your most common questions about teeth whitening. 

Let’s get started.

teeth whitening result - bright smile

What is the best whitener for your teeth? 

The best teeth whitening product is something that is affordable yet complete with everything you need, especially if you are just starting to whiten your teeth. Plus, something that you can easily use at home. 

The teeth whitening starter kit at Bondi Smile is packed with the essentials, such as the following: 

  • Three 3ml whitening gel syringes that have 18% active ingredient of dental-grade carbamide peroxide. 
  • One LED light which helps big time in accelerating your teeth whitening at home. 
  • One teeth whitening tray which helps in holding the get in place when it’s applied to your teeth. 
One comprehensive instruction manual to ensure that you get the best results when using these top-notch teeth whitening products at your home.
best teeth whitening starter kit

Is it good to do teeth whitening?

Yes, teeth whitening is good as long as you use high-quality and trusted teeth whitener products, such as a high-grade teeth whitening pen. 

Also, when in doubt, the golden rule of thumb is that you must consult your dentist and use dentist-approved teeth whitening products. 

Generally, whitening your teeth is safe and works best when you use products and methods that fit your needs and demands, especially if you follow the directions of your teeth whitening kit diligently. 

Lastly, if you experience negative side effects, which rarely happens, but if it does, ensure to contact your dentist immediately.

high-grade teeth whitening pen

How much does it cost to whiten the teeth?

The cost of teeth whitening can vary depending on where you want it to happen - in a dental clinic also known as in-office or at home using a teeth whitening kit. 

On average, in-office teeth whitening procedures range at $650 to $1,200 while teeth whitening at home $29.95 to $299.95. 

Check out the teeth whiteners at Bondi Smile which are currently on sale and achieve whiter teeth the comfort of your home.

Affordable teeth whitener product - charcoal activated

Can yellow teeth become white again?

Yes, of course! That’s why the best teeth whitening products exist! 

While loads of our daily habits result in the change of our teeth colour from white to yellow, such as the beverages we drink and the food we eat, not to mention discolouration from smoke (if you smoke) and your age, it is not impossible to whiten your teeth again. 

Depending on the whitening products and methods you choose and how often you stick to your teeth whitening regimen, your yellow teeth can be whitened gradually.

Eating habits that make teeth yellow

How can I make my yellow teeth whiter naturally?

There are a variety of ways to make your yellow teeth whiter naturally, such as the following methods: 

  • Brushing your teeth with teeth whitening toothpaste more often and in a proper way every time you do, especially after consuming foods and drinks that are known to discolour your teeth (e.g., coffee). 
  • You can also use coconut oil pulling, which is known to remove plaque and mouth bacteria effectively. 
  • Or use small amounts of apple cider vinegar.
  • You can also try rubbing fruit peels to your teeth, such as banana, lemon, and orange peels. 
  • Or rub activated charcoal with baking soda solution. 
  • Lastly, make it a habit to eat fruits and vegetables that have high water content.

Fruits that are high in water content, good for whiter teeth

What to avoid after teeth whitening? 

While using the best teeth whitening products and methods, whether in-office or at the comfort of your home is important, what you do afterwards is equally vital to whitening your teeth efficiently. 

So, here are the things you should generally avoid after applying some teeth whiteners: 

  • Red wine, tea and coffee. 
  • Dark-coloured sauces, such as barbecue sauce, soy sauce, and pasta sauce. 
  • Dark chocolate
  • Fruit juice
  • Acidic and sour foods that can weaken your enamel.

Things to avoid after teeth whitening

How many times a week should you whiten your teeth?

While the methods for each teeth whitening at home vary, especially if you use different teeth whiteners, such as whitening toothpaste, LED light, teeth whitening pen, strips, and gel, most peroxide-based teeth whiteners are usually applied once or twice a day for ten to fourteen days. 

The process can gradually decrease after fourteen days and perform the teeth whitening process regularly, perhaps twice or thrice a week. 

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