How Do Teeth Whitening Products Work?

If you want whiter teeth, there are many options. Consider the benefits and drawbacks of each, so you can choose the option that is best for you. You will love your beautiful new smile.

Professional Whitening  

You have two options for professional whitening: whitening at the dentist’s office, or a tray prepared by your dentist for you to use at home. Professional whitening is the most effective method, as it changes the color of your teeth. It’s often referred to as bleach, but hydrogen peroxide is used in these cases.teeth whitening

These methods are appropriate if you have deep stains or severely discolored teeth. If you use either of these methods, the stains will be broken up and disappear. While it is the most expensive option, the results are impressive. Your teeth can become four to six times whiter with professional whitening.

Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste is an inexpensive approach to whitening your teeth. Instead of bleaching agents, there are mild abrasives in the toothpaste.  

For minor, surface stains, these kinds of toothpaste can be effective. If you use the toothpaste daily to polish your teeth, your teeth will be whiter and brighter over time.

Choosing A Whitening Method

Cost is only one factor when choosing a method to whiten your teeth. The condition of your teeth should also be taken into consideration. Abrasive products cost the least, but they are not as effective on deep stains.

If your teeth are severely stained or discolored, professional whitening can be a wise investment. It is the most effective approach and produces the best results.

Equally important, professional whitening is either performed by or overseen by your own dentist.  Whether you choose to have your teeth whitened at the dentist’s office or take the whitening products home, teeth whitening can be a safe, healthy experience.  

Contact our office to make an appointment and ask which option is right for you

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