Carmel Dentist Office Steers You in the "White" Direction
Our Carmel dentist office has heard of some patients, not all our own, going to some extreme measures to either not have to visit the dentist or to save money for what they imagine will be a costly procedure. While we assure all of our patients that we take their budget into mind and offer financial flexibility to ensure they get the smile they deserve, sometimes the at-home fix will win out. Today we will take a look at an at-home care “rumor” to solving a common dental issues and desire, and see if it really works or not.
Teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic dental options not only at our Carmel dentist office, but worldwide. Patients see the vibrant smiles of celebrities and more all over the media and want to achieve that level of cleanliness themselves. Besides our top of the line whitening services our office offers, and the kits you can buy in a drugstore- many patients will also turn to using baking soda to brightening their smile. And while baking soda still is used in many modern tubes of toothpaste, to some extent, if the proportions you use are not correct- it can be harmful.
By making a paste out of water and baking soda, sure, you can remove some stains from your teeth. The mixture has this ability because it is abrasive- it literally scrubs away stains with tiny hard particles. The problem lies in the fact that if you go too heavy on the soda or participate too frequently- it can scrub away the protective layer of the teeth, the enamel, as well. This, of course, can leave your teeth wide open for all sort of more advanced dental issues down the line.
We advise that you use extreme precaution if attempting this concoction, and ultimately wish you would come get the best level of whitening available from our Carmel dentist office instead.
To make an appointment for teeth whitening or to discuss dental home remedy rumors further, please call (317) 773-1302 today.