All You Need to Know about Teeth Whitening

All You Need to Know about Teeth Whitening

Getting a perfect smile involves a lot of things. It needs you to have lips of the right size, teeth well aligned, the right spacing, and many other things. However, all those things are meaningless if your teeth are discolored.

A bright smile is a beautiful smile. That’s why it is the dream of everyone to have bright white teeth. The discoloration is common, but there are various ways of dealing with it. You can visit a dentist to instantly whiten your teeth or you can do it at home. This article will help you understand all the options you have.

There are many whitening systems. It is all up to you to choose the right one for you. Some of the options you have to include:

Whitening Toothpastes

Most toothpastes can help you with surface stains. They are designed to deal with these kinds of stains. This is because they contain a bit of abrasive. However, there are toothpastes which are better at this job. Toothpastes that contain bleaching chemical agents.

Your dentist can recommend the right one. Our dentist can help straighten slightly misaligned teeth if you are having such a problem.

Whitening Gels and Strips

Whitening gels and strips are a little bit better than most whitening toothpastes. You can apply these whitening gels on your brush plus some toothpaste then brush your teeth with the combination. You can buy the strips and gels over-the-counter.

However, you need to follow the instructions given to the letter. If you do, you will start seeing positive results in three to four months. Whitening strips should be applied according to the instructions as well. You will see results in about four months. Both use peroxide. A well-known whitening agent

Whitening Rinses

Whitening rinses have not been in the market for long. They are relatively new, but they are already taking the industry by a storm. They help whiten teeth as well as freshen breath. They also help reduce the risk of gum disease and plaque.

You just need to swish your mouth with the rinses for about a minute before brushing them. Use them twice a day to increase their effectiveness. Depending on the brand you choose, you can start seeing positive results in about three months.

Tray-based Whiteners

You can visit a dentist for these products, or you can buy them over the counter. A visit to the dentist is much better since he might as well get rid of obvious gaps and fix/mask chips and cracks you might be having.

A dentist will also give you some tips on how to properly use the trays. These trays contain bleaching agents and, in most cases, peroxide. You should wear the trays a few hours a day and sleep with them at night.

Within three to four weeks, your teeth will be whiter. The number of weeks you should wear depends on the degree of your discoloration. It also depends on how white you want your teeth.

In-office Whitening

Perhaps the best choice for teeth whitening. All the other methods are effective, but none can match the effectiveness of in-office whitening. Professional dental cleaning is fast, and it provides you with whiter teeth than most methods. A dentist can even make a small or misshapen teeth blend with ease.

Dentists use a combination of the best whitening agents and laser or special kind of light. They use them so professionally that you will hardly experience any side effects. The treatment will take about an hour, and by the time you leave the office, results are precise. However, this method is a bit more expensive compared to other methods.

How Long Do the Effects Last?

The effects are not permanent, and you need to take proper care of your teeth if you want the effects to last for a long time. Floss and brush your teeth daily and avoid staining foods as well as drinks. Don’t smoke either. Visit your dentist twice a year for a touch-up, and your smile will always be as bright as possible.

How Much Does it Cost?

As you can see, there are lots of options. The option you choose will determine the amount of money you will use. In-office whitening is the most expensive, while the over-the-counter methods are cheaper.

WoodSprings Dentistry

If you are looking for professional teeth whitening services, feel at home. Our services are pocket-friendly, and we are always ready to work. New Patients are welcome. You can book an appointment online.

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