How effective are teeth whiteners?

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You’d be forgiven for thinking a sparkling smile is just a few scrubs away. Teeth-whitening toothpastes promise “three shades whiter teeth” and “clinically proven” results. DIY whitening kits are also available, offering a “bright and confident smile”.

Unfortunately, polishing up your pearlers isn’t that easy. We’ve checked out 25 teeth-whitening products and what you can expect from using them.

Whitening toothpastes

Whitening toothpastes contain abrasives to help remove stains. They may also have ingredients that prevent stains from forming. However, they’re generally ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Teeth Whitening in New Zealand

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Pearly whites, chompers, gnashers, gumballs, jaw rocks, toothy pegs – whatever you’ve called them over the years there’s one thing for sure, we’ve come a long way in the care and maintenance of our teeth.

If there’s one thing, most of us struggle to maintain with our teeth, however, it’s keeping them bright and white.

If you’re looking for teeth whitening options, it’s a good idea to do your research before making a decision on any solution – you’ll achieve best result’s ...

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Can you have Teeth Whitening while wearing a Permanent Retainer

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After having braces removed some people are required to wear a permanent retainer classed as a small dental appliance.  Dentist apply a permanent retainer to the inside surface of the teeth in order to keep the teeth from shifting.  We are often asked if it’s possible to have professional in-clinic teeth whitening while wearing a permanent retainer.

You will be glad to hear that the answer is ‘yes’ you can have your teeth whitened while wearing a permanent retainer.  In fact, ...

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Teeth Staining from Carbonated Drinks like Cola, Soda and Others

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If you habitually drink soda or sugary sweet beverages like cola that can potentially leave your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay and can cause an unsightly yellow staining making you too embarrassed to smile.

The yellowing of teeth from soda is mainly caused by two substances, chromogens and phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid is added to soda drinks for the purpose of flavouring.  Not only is this ingredient is largely responsible for the flavour of soda, but it has also been shown ...

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How to remove Tobacco/Nicotine Stains on your Teeth

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It is a well-known fact that tobacco use can cause a multitude of health problems. Whether it is smoking cigarettes, chewing on tobacco, smoking cigars or pipes, tobacco use wreaks havoc in your mouth in more ways than one. Aside from having tobacco stains on your teeth, tobacco use can result in bad breath, gum disease, tooth loss and, more seriously mouth cancer. To quit smoking is easier said than done, and it can become less satisfying when the stubborn ...

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Thousands of singles say TEETH are the most important asset on a prospective date

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More than half of singles ranked teeth as the most important characteristic about a potential date in a survey of 5,500 unattached people by Match.com a popular dating website.  It turns out single men and women are looking for the same asset when it comes to their prospective dates STRAIGHT, WHITE TEETH.

An exhaustive survey of nearly 5,500 unattached adults ages 21 and older found that to be the case, with nearly 60 percent of men saying they care most about ...

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The BEST way to tell someone to Whiten their Teeth

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We all know that person with beautiful white teeth and the ones that have a grim yellow smile.  It could be your boss, best friend, sister or brother.   It’s only natural to care about people and want them to look their very best.  But telling someone they have yellow teeth can be a hard subject to approach and teeth whitening treatments can vary in price and effectiveness.

Here are a few reasons why everyone (including your friend) should get rid of ...

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How to get that Celebrity White Teeth Smile

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When you look through the latest gossip magazine, you will see celebrities with the best-looking smiles and incredible white teeth.  The secret of these white smiles is ‘no-longer-a-secret’ since the treatment to acquire a gorgeous white smile is as simple as a visit to a Professional Teeth Whitening Clinic.

For those people with persistent stains that just won’t budge no matter how well you brush your teeth, then in-clinic teeth whitening treatment might be the best option for you.  Even those who ...

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How to Remove and Prevent Coffee Stains on your Teeth

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While a cup of coffee or tea is a well-established part of the morning routine for many people, you may not realize how much it affects your teeth. If you don’t take the proper precautions, drinking coffee or tea continually can eventually lead to unsightly yellow and brown teeth stains. Here’s some more info on why this happens and some measures you can take to prevent and remove it.

Why Coffee and Tea Cause Teeth Staining?

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Teeth whitening craze makes for better smiles but fewer gold sales

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Not everyone is born with a killer white smile such as German tennis star Andrea Petkovic

While the popularity of a lily-white smile spawned a billion-dollar business for Procter & Gamble, for gold, it’s meant only more bad news.
Until a decade ago, about 67 tonnes of the yellow metal, worth $US2.7 billion ($3.5 billion) today, were filling, capping and crowning teeth worldwide annually. In the last five years, though, demand has plunged almost 60 per cent, according to the World ...

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