What Types of Whitening Treatments Are Available?

When your teeth are white, you may look younger and healthier. As there are different methods for teeth whitening, there is no reason to hesitate. You can be on your way to a confident smile.  

In-Office Whitening

An effective, easy approach is to ask your dentist to whiten your teeth in his office. This simple process is monitored for safety, and you may experience only minor discomfort. The bleaching solution will not harm your teeth or gums. teeth whitening

In-office whitening produces immediate results. You will see an amazing improvement in your teeth, even if they are badly stained or discolored. You can leave the office with a dazzling smile.

Home Bleaching With Dental Trays

If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the privacy of your own home, you can still receive assistance from your dentist. You will receive the supplies you need for home bleaching.

A tray can be custom-designed to fit your bite. You will also be given a special peroxide solution to use with the tray.  All you need to do is apply the peroxide to your teeth, place the tray over your teeth, and wear it for a few minutes.  For the best results, plan to repeat the process several times.

Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste is an inexpensive alternative. Some of these kinds of toothpaste have the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. Look for this seal if you decide to buy a whitening toothpaste.  

While whitening toothpaste that carries the ADA seal are safe, they do not work equally well for everybody. The toothpaste removes surface stains, so teeth are cleaner and whiter.  Teeth that are extremely stained may not respond as well to a whitening toothpaste, as these kinds of toothpaste do not contain bleaching agents.

Over-the-Counter Bleaching Products

You can also purchase over-the-counter products that contain peroxide. While these products can be effective, some people experience sensitivity to their teeth or gums. In some cases, the peroxide can irritate the mouth.

Why You Should Talk To Your Dentist

These popular approaches are not the only options for whitening teeth. You will also find mouth rinses, special chewing gums, and numerous other inexpensive products, in addition to old-fashioned baking soda. You are not likely to experience complications from using these products, but the results can vary.

When you want the best results, it should not be a spur of the moment decision. The wisest approach is to discuss it with your dentist. As you do not want to waste money on a product that is ineffective, difficult to use, or does not produce the results you want, Dr. Walters can help you choose the whitening method that is best for your particular situation.

You may feel like a new person after your teeth have been whitened. Whether your teeth have been stained from foods, tobacco, poor oral habits, or natural aging, it is neither too soon nor too late to make some improvements. When you have healthy, winter-white teeth, you will always have confidence in your smile.

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and find out which whitening treatment is for you.