My Teeth Whitening Journer

As a smoker my teeth went from being bright white to dingy yellow which bothered me everyday I looked in the mirror. After I quit smoking I noticed my teeth started to look better but it wasn’t happening as fact as I wanted it to happen. I then search for different ways that I could whiten my teeth, the choices were simple between whitening gel, whitening strips or tooth whitening toothpaste. After making my decision I used each of them for a certain period to time to see which was best for me in my situation.

Whitening Gel

The gel I purchased promised to whiten my teeth by simply applying the bleaching gel to my toothpaste during my brushing. The gel tasted a bit weird but I continued to use it over the course of a week. Now it promised to rid my surface stains in one week but unfortunately disappointed me through my use. My teeth looked the same and did not brighten or even rid my teeth of surface stains. For the $30 I paid for the kit I was a bit frustrated with also losing out on money for the gel. I waited probably a week before I tried anything else just so I can see if the stains would improve but nothing happened later.

Whitening Strips

The strips are needed to be placed on your teeth to help activate the whitening process but they were uncomfortable for me. The strips continually slipped from off my teeth and I had a hard time talking or using my mouth with the strips. I was under the impression that they would stay fitted to my mouth like a guard but I was sadly mistaken. As for results I didn’t give the product much a chance because I couldn’t keep the strips in my mouth long enough to have any type of effect.

Whitening Toothpaste

The whitening toothpaste worked best for me with it easy use and flavoring incorporated in the toothpaste. When I used the toothpaste I did not have to remind myself that this was whitening toothpaste for it tasted just like regular toothpaste. I also got results in less than a week that had removed surface stains that were on my teeth for months. After seeing results I continued to use the toothpaste as my regular toothpaste without any any extra equipment.

Mark W. Johnson, DDS – Dentist in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Keep A Healthy Mouth With These Tips

Your smile is the first thing people see when they meet you and it can be a factor is every new acquaintance’s first impression of you. It is important to take care of your teeth to prevent tooth decay and other dental problems. Keep reading to find helpful tips and advice for keeping your smile looking its best so you can make a great first impression.

One of the things that you will need to make sure to do when you are taking care of your teeth is to floss. This is very important as it will help to get rid of the excess food between your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. This will lead to better overall health.

Tooth Whitening

Try a tooth whitener. You may not be able to get your teeth whitened at a dentist’s office every time they look a little yellow. If you can’t try an over-the-counter tooth whitening product. There are strips, pastes, and other products that have good results for maintaining whiteness between dental visits.

Dentist

Go to dentist appointments regularly. Visiting on a schedule will help you have the best teeth possible. This also gives your dentist the opportunity to catch big problems early and give you advice on how to treat any problems that you may have. Without getting your teeth looked at, you may start to develop problems.

You should always visit your dentist regularly. You should be scheduling visits twice a year (once every six months) in order to maintain your teeth and catch any problems before they become to serious. This is a good way to save money.

Dental Implants

If one or more of your teeth are missing or damaged, you may want to check out dental implants. Great advances have been made in implant technology, and the process of having one or more placed is now easier and less expensive. Unfortunately, the cost is not usually covered by insurance.

Dental implants can be used to permanently replace missing teeth. A titanium device that can anchor artificial teeth is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Dental implants can improve overall appearance, replace dentures and make chewing easier. The amount of dental work that needs to be done will determine how long the dental implant procedure will take and how many visits to the dentist will be required.

As you can see, there are many ways to ensure that your smile stays healthy and bright throughout your life. Use the tips you’ve learned here to ensure that you can smile with confidence at every new person you meet. You’ll be sure to leave them with a great first impression.

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Mark W. Johnson, DDS
5115 Coors Blvd NW # F, Albuquerque, NM 87120
(505) 922-9511
https://markwjohnsondds.com/