Teeth whitening is a cost effective improvement that makes your smile brighter, more youthful, and makes you feel more confident! If you’re unsure as to what the ‘best’ way is to whiten your teeth, we have a few answers for you depending on your needs.
We tend to put our teeth through a lot, every day. Drinking coffee, tea, wine and eating berries and deep-colored foods can all stain our teeth. Even if you avoid these drinks and foods, aging and some medications can create yellow, off-white or dark teeth.
Serious stains and discoloration cannot be corrected with whitening mouthwashes and toothpaste. For unbeatable results, professional cleaning and whitening at our dentist office is the best bet.
Any whitening procedure (whether at the dentist office or home) should start with a dental checkup and cleaning for maximum results. Removing tartar buildup helps to avoid further staining and ensures any cavities are taken care of. A checkup and cleaning is the right first step.
There are different professional whitening processes and methods available. At the dentist’s office, we can offer more powerful whitening products in a higher concentration than patients can purchase over-the-counter. The results are quicker, last longer, and safer when administered by a dentist.
At-Home Whitening Trays
If you’d like to pursue teeth whitening, but you’re unsure about having the procedure done at our dentist’s office, talk to us about other options. Many dentists make available home whitening kits that are highly effective, convenient, and are guided by our advice.
At-home whitening from your dentist usually includes custom whitening trays. We’ll provide a lower-strength whitening gel than what is used in the office, but a higher concentration of whitening agents than you can buy at the drugstore.
Custom whitening trays will take longer to deliver optimal results, but you will be able to administer them while at home. Whitening trays are convenient and less expensive than in-office treatments. Custom trays are form-fitted to your mouth and an investment that can be used time and again.
Because they are custom-made for your teeth, whitening trays are also able to whiten more of each tooth, including the curves and in between teeth.
While the most successful process is professional whitening at your dentist’s office, your dentist can offer other recommendations that might suit your needs, including at-home whitening trays. Contact us! We are experts in whitening teeth and making your smile looks its best!