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"I have healthy, strong teeth, but the color of the enamel does not suit me. How to lighten it at home with minimal losses?"
According to the survey results one hundred patients wanting to improve the color of their teeth, the most popular method was the use of whitening toothpastes. First, it is abrasive whitening toothpastes containing particles of various abrasives. On the one hand, they are well polished and remove plaque, but hurt the enamel and gums. The abrasive particles can "scratch" the surface of the seals. To avoid damage to the enamel, experts recommend to choose whitening toothpaste that contains mild abrasives. One of the most safe lightening agents is the enzyme papain (extracted from papaya). This natural enzyme provides a low-abrasion natural lighting. The enzyme bromelain extracted from pineapple juice also promotes the breakdown of plaque. Activated carbon is a mild abrasive, does not damage the structure of the enamel. To intensively lighten the enamel on two or three shades at home, it is recommended to choose toothpaste with active oxygen — carbamide peroxide. These pigments under the action of the bleaching agent become transparent, and the teeth white. The advantage of pastes of this type is the ability to quickly brighten teeth. To avoid increasing the sensitivity of the teeth, these pastes should be used with the course, combining them with tools, remineralizing the enamel.
Kamenev said, an expert from the brand Splatteeth, expert opinion, whitening