Dealing with Boxing Injuries and Other Emergency Dental Work

Hello! My name is Hank, and I used to spend every weekend boxing. Over the years, as both a teen and an adult, I experienced several injuries to my mouth. I even had a tooth knocked out that was luckily salvaged and put back in. If you are a boxer or any other athlete who has had or is worried about having a dental emergency, you have come to the right place. In this blog, I am going to talk about everything related to athletics and dental emergencies. If you want tips on choosing a dentist, scheduling an appointment, saving your tooth, dealing with pain or any other issues, please explore. I plan to post on all of those topics.

Most Effective At Home Teeth Whitening Treatments

Dentist Blog

One of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. People love to smile, but a mouthful of yellow teeth is a turnoff and can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment in social situations. In the old days, your only option for teeth whitening was to undergo a laser cleaning treatment in a dentist's office, but today, there are several effective teeth whitening methods you can do at home.

Professional Whitening Tray Method -- One of the best and quickest ways to achieve results with teeth whitening, is to in fact visit the dentist. But before you rail against a seeming contradiction, given that the opening paragraph was about 'at home' whitening methods, keep reading. Dentists offer two whitening treatments, an in-office laser cleaning service, and a take home treatment. With the in home treatment, a dentist will take an impression of your teeth and make a dental tray. He will then give you professional strength whitening gel and the tray to take home. Typically, you would place a little bit of the gel on every tooth on the dental tray, then wear the tray for about 20 to 30 minutes each night for as long as three weeks. You should gradually begin to see your teeth whiten as the gel goes to work. This method is much more affordable than the laser whitening method, and is ideal for people who want a stronger whitening gel than is available over the counter.

Whitening Strips -- Whitening strips are also effective, because they are strips that wrap around all of your teeth. Whitening strips contain a peroxide solution, which works on your enamel to gradually fade stains from your teeth. The strips are made so that they dissolve after a short period of time, and are meant to be worn every day until you receive your desired results. Strips take longer for results to show than the professional whitening tray method, because the concentration of peroxide in the strips is not as strong as the one in the whitening tray, and the whitening tray also has the advantage of being customised to each one of your teeth, creating a tight fit that allows more whitening gel to penetrate your teeth.

It's important to remember that even the best at home teeth whitening products will not whiten any teeth that have crowns or fillings, and that if you have very sensitive gums or teeth that are sensitive to cold, you shouldn't use whitening gels as it can make the problem worse.


28 January 2015