Get a brighter smile
Adults’ teeth are normally pale grey or yellow, not bright white, and often these shades slowly deepen over time as our enamel thins, revealing the less-white layer of dentin beneath it. Plus, the things we eat and drink every day-like coffee, grape juice and even soy sauce-can leave stains behind.
A dazzlingly bright smile may not be natural (remember Ross’s adventure with teeth whitening on Friends?), but that hasn’t stopped Canadians from wanting one. A 2012 survey by Procter & Gamble Canada showed (not surprisingly) that most of us-86 percent-would prefer to have whiter teeth. Today, there are many whitening products available from your dentist or drugstore.
Here’s what to keep in mind before you try them: