Teeth whitening is one of the most sought-after dental procedures in cosmetic dentistry today. In fact, white teeth have been desired as far back as ancient Egyptian times. However, methods used in the past are not as quick or desirable as what is available today.
In ancient Egypt, white teeth were a sign of wealth. To achieve bright smiles, the Egyptians mixed ground pumice stone with wine vinegar. Tasty, right?
Of course, the Egyptian method of whitening isn’t nearly as unappealing as the ancient Roman means of teeth whitening with urine. Unfortunately, the Romans weren’t aware that it was the ammonia in urine that produced whiter teeth.
We now know quite well that hydrogen peroxide whitens teeth quite nicely, without the drawbacks of ancient methods. At Chanhassen Family Dentistry, we offer several teeth whitening options:
If you’re interested in brightening your smile, call us at 952-443-3368.