Causes Of Teeth Staining – Smoking
If you are one of life’s smokers, you will have no doubt noticed that your teeth are quite yellow in colour.
Smoking is one of the worst culprits for staining your teeth, whether its cigarettes, cigars or even a pipe, every time you inhale the smoke, the nicotine and other elements within the smoke attach to the teeth enamel, gradually building an ever deepening (and increasingly difficult to remove) stain.
These stains are extrinsic stains, and will eventually make even the happiest, brightest smile dull and unattractive.
It has been well documented that those with pearly white teeth are deemed more acceptable and approachable socially and in the work place it has been proved time and time again that those with yellow or stained teeth are often overlooked when it comes to promotions.
So What Can I Do About my Smoke Stained Teeth
Teeth whitening has been around for over 20 years, the majority of dental surgeries offer the service, as do countless beauty spas and salons.
The problem with having the work done in these places is the cost, with prices ranging from £180 up to over £600, it can prove to be just too expensive for the majority of people, especially when you consider that it can take several visits to complete the process.
Is There A Cheaper Alternative
The development of home teeth whitening kits has proved to be a godsend for millions of people, these kits are in the main highly affordable (often a fraction of the cost of professional treatment) and most good kits use exactly the same methods and ingredients as used in any professional surgery or spa.
What Do I Look For In A Good Kit
The key element is the whitening gel, choose a kit that uses Carbamide peroxide, this is the same gel as used by the dentist. The gel strength is crucial too, if it is too strong it will cause sensitivity and teeth pain, too weak and it will not be effective against nicotine stained teeth.
Try to use a gel that is between 16 and 22% strength as these are recognised at being highly effective yet at the same time not strong enough to cause any problems.
Price wise, a good kit should cost between £30 and £50. these kits should give numerous treatments and will whiten teeth by between 6 and 11 shades of white.
What Teeth Whitening Kit Should I Buy
We have reviewed many of the kits available in the UK and Europe, The reviews can be read on this website.
From these reviews we have put together what we feel to be the top three whitening kits based on
- Clinical testing
- Official approvals
- Customer feedback
- Customer service
Check out our Top Four Teeth Whitening Kits