Have you ever been laying in your tanning bed watching the minutes tick by and wondered how you could make more use of your time? If you have wondered if you can whiten your teeth while you tan, then you are in luck. It’s a quick and easy way to multi-task and achieve a winning smile and a gorgeous tan all at the same time. Here’s what you need to know.
Why did my teeth change color?
One study shows that 48% of adults believe your smile is the most memorable feature when you first meet. Many people are embarrassed about their smile and don’t realize there are lots of reasons why teeth change color over time. Some reasons might include:
The chemicals tar and nicotine found in tobacco are well known for creating stubborn stains on your teeth. Over time, your teeth will turn a yellowish color.
Food and Drink
Other well-known culprits for staining your teeth include coffee, tea, and red wine. They each have color pigments called chromogens which attach to your enamel staining your teeth over time.
Unfortunately, there are certain medications that lend to tooth darkening over time. Some antihistamines and blood pressure medications are thought to cause tooth discoloration.
Over time, your enamel, or outer white shell of your teeth, gets thinner with brushing and other chemicals or medications. The underneath layer called dentin begins to show through and often looks more yellowish.
How does teeth whitening work?
Now that you know some of the causes of tooth discoloration, it’s time to understand the basics of how teeth whitening works. It’s actually a very simple process. Most products contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, both of which are a type of bleach. They work to break down the stains on your teeth and over time make your teeth much brighter.
How do I whiten my teeth while I tan?
Ready to can take advantage of that same sunshine kissing your skin to brighten your teeth?
Previously only found in Dental Offices, Twilight Teeth kits turn tanning beds into cost-effective teeth whitening machines! Simply pop the mouth guard in, paint each tooth with the P6 gel like you would nail polish and you are set to whiten while you tan.
Twilight Teeth uses the active ingredient Carbamide Peroxide to penetrate the pores in the surface of your teeth and is accelerated by heat. You can take advantage of the warmth of your tanning bed and begin removing stains in as little as 6 minutes! Not only is this a MORE effective form of whitening but it won’t cause the infamous painful sensitivity that comes with typical bleaching strips.
No time to tan? No problem. A clip-on UV light is provided to make whitening at home a breeze!
Are there other ways to whiten my teeth?
Of course! There are many ways to whiten your teeth. Some people use stain removal toothpaste, at-home bleaching kits from their dentist, or other over-the-counter bleaching products.
If you are ready for a pearly white smile to compliment your gorgeous skin, just pop into one of Beaches Tanning Center’s 9 locations and ask one of our Beaches Consultants.