Your teeth lack luster? It is now possible to remove stains from tea, coffee and nicotine, and even the one or two bleach shades.

It is a fact: we are not born with teeth all immaculate. Smoking are major consumers of tea or coffee? Bad habits tarnish the tooth enamel, a little more each day. Add to that the natural aging of the latter which, tapering, reveals the yellow color of ivory, and this is due to the brightness of the smile. At least preserve the whiteness of teeth with daily care or appropriate to make clear to the dentist. Instructions, advice and procedures.

At home, hunt spots

Obviously, the first white reflex is to brush your teeth several times a day. If you do not regularly remove food debris, plaque forms slowly: we know, this yellowish film promotes tooth decay. Ideally, use a brush whose handle is well in hand, with a small head to easily reach every facet and soft bristles that bend to your needs without irritating gums.

With a toothpaste stain-resistant: If all toothpastes contain anti-caries agents such as fluorine, some claim, in addition, a bleaching action due to the presence of sodium bicarbonate. And their success is notable, since this market has experienced in recent years an increase of over 10%. They really whiten teeth? In fact, they maintain their shine and help remove stains food and tobacco through their abrasive power.


Good to know: This type of toothpaste is used alternately with a classic batter in the long run, it may irritate the gums.

With dental chewing gum: We already knew that chewing stimulates saliva production. However, it protects teeth and gums due to its antiseptic properties. For some time, so dentists recommend chewing gum (sugar free) for those who are unable to brush their teeth. A recent study has shown that in addition to chewing gum “whitening” can prevent the appearance of unsightly discoloration of the enamel. As toothpaste, they do not really clarify it, but help to eliminate the marks.

Good to know: Combined with a rigorous oral hygiene, chewing gum reduces traces of tartar. Recommended especially for smokers.

Using a whitening kit: It is a home bleaching, which begins at the dentist, but that one carries home an hour a day for two weeks. Its objective: to remove stains or lighten the natural color of teeth. A prior visit to the dentist is necessary. For the procedure, but also to monitor the condition of the teeth and find a possible decay. The dentist then makes small molds adapted to the jaw, “gutters” containing the whitening gel.

Good to know: Before applying this type of product, ask your dentist. It must first verify the integrity of your and treatment. Contact with a decay can be very painful.

Use an eraser: It erases traces of nicotine, coffee or tea which are embedded in the enamel. Slightly abrasive, it is by friction.

Good to know: For an effective, strong teeth rub up and down, as if going over a gum schoolboy.

At the dentist, dare laundering

As for home bleaching, the dentist agrees lightening treatment after performing a health check of your teeth and eventually, after treated. But before embarking on treatment muscled, it uses the “small means” scaling and spotting. If that is not enough, it can provide you with a bleaching done in the office with a highly concentrated product.

It descales: This treatment removes tartar, which is formed from plaque-resistant brush. Ill usually performed using a device emitting ultrasound. Scaling ends by polishing, performed using abrasive cups and rubber. The pace? Once every six months to 15 years.

Is detached: By means of a projection of dilute sodium bicarbonate in water. This eliminates stains caused by tobacco abuse or coffee.

On white: Beforehand, the dentist evaluates the color of teeth with a chart: the printing process. Then he can monitor the results of treatment. It uses a liquid which, upon contact with the tooth, produces oxygen at a concentration three times greater than that of outpatient treatment. Not to attack the neck of the teeth, it is important to avoid contact with the gums. This is why the establishment and control of gutters should be performed by the dentist. Provide a single session, lasting forty-five minutes.