Teeth whitening is one of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry. As there are many ways to whiten your teeth, consider the advantages and disadvantages of each method before you make a decision.
Professional Teeth Whitening
There are two basic options for professional teeth whitening. One option involves whitening trays. Your dentist can design a special tray for you to use at home. You will be given whitening gel and instructions on how to use it. The process is simple and private. You will place the tray over your teeth and wear it for the recommended length of time. You may need to repeat the process several times to achieve the results you want.
Office treatments are a second option. If your teeth are severely stained, higher dosages of whitening solution can be used at the dentist’s office. A light or laser may be used, too.
White composite fillings may be used if you have cavities. The fillings will appear as white and bright as your natural teeth.
Teeth Whitening At Home
There are products you can buy to whiten your teeth at home. The success of these products vary from person to person.
The simplest approach is a whitening toothpaste. It can be effective for minor stains if you use it regularly.
Whitening strips can be effective, but they can also be complicated. They can be difficult to use if your teeth are not perfectly straight, or if you have missing teeth. For the best results, follow the instructions on the package.
If you are not sure which type of teeth whitening is right for you, make an appointment for a consultation. We will be happy to answer your questions. You can choose the method that meets your needs and preferences, and look forward to whiter teeth and an attractive smile.