Your smile impacts your overall appearance and confidence. A pleasing smile puts people around you into a more comfortable zone and greatly increases your confidence when interacting with them.
One reason for yellow teeth is germ build up that does not get removed in time and foods/drinks that causes stains. Advanced protection toothpaste with whitening ingredients like Colgate Total Advanced Whitening, fight the root cause of germ build up as well as remove stains effectively, giving a shade whiter teeth in two weeks
However, the only way to whiten your teeth is not over-the-counter products. A dentist can perform procedures that achieve noticeably whiter teeth.
Colgate discusses other alternatives for improving your smile and getting the smile you always dreamed of.
• Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic glued to the front of your teeth. For teeth that are severely discolored, chipped or misshapen, veneers create a durable and pleasing smile. Veneers can improve teeth that have spaces between them and are permanently stained, poorly shaped and slightly crooked.
There are two types of veneers:
– Porcelain (indirect) veneers, which must first be created to fit your teeth in a dental laboratory and require two visits to the dentist.
– Composite (direct) veneers, which are bonded to your tooth enamel in a single visit.
• Bonding uses composite resin to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolor your smile. After applying a very mild etching solution that slightly roughs the surface of your teeth and permits the bonding material to adhere, your dentist applies the resin and sculpts, colors and shapes it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light hardens the material, which is then finely polished. Most of the people choose bonding instead of silver fillings because it looks more natural.
• Teeth whitening
Using a chemical process, your dentist can bleach your teeth. Your dentist can create a custom mouthpiece that ensures the right amount of whitening solution reaches your teeth. But it can take two to four weeks. In-office whitening can take place in one or more 45- to 60-minute visits.
The process of teeth whitening is temporary as your teeth can become stained again if you continue exposing them to the same substances that originally stained them.
Sometimes called caps, crowns completely cover a tooth, restoring a normal shape and appearance. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic materials. Crowns are costly; dentists usually suggest them only when other procedures can’t produce a pleasing result. Permanent crowns can have a long life if you take good care of them.
There are many options that you can go for to get a better smile. Ask your dentist about the options that can help you flash your smile more confidently