Have you noticed that your teeth are starting to get less and less white? Do you miss those pearly whites? There is some help for you! You can try teeth whitening. You will be able to come into our office and ask us the type of whitening that we recommend. We can walk you through the entire process and get those teeth looking their best again!
Teeth whitening done at our offices will not damage your teeth. There are many types of whitening solutions that may damage your enamel so it is best to consult with a professional before you decide to try the store brands. A note that we point out to our patients is that after your teeth whitening procedures, you may feel some sensitivity in your teeth. This is perfectly normal because your teeth are going through some changes and some dehydration from the whitening. Lastly, keep in mind that you cannot expect your teeth to be white overnight. We eat and drink a lot of things that stain our teeth, so it is important to remember that it took a long time to stain them and it takes awhile to get them back to their white color.
Teeth Whitening Methods
There are a few different methods of teeth whitening that you can do at your dentist. You can request for the bleaching kit from your dentist. Hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient in the bleaching kits at the dentist and the ones that you buy in the store. Getting one of these kits from your dentist is actually stronger than the ones you can buy in the store.
It is best to have your dentist do the whitening for you. The kits that you buy in the store are fairly easy to use, but it is always best to trust a professional when it comes to caring for your teeth.
There are whitening trays that you can use as well. These can be done at home or at your dentist. Your dentist may actually give you a tray to take home with you. Your dentist will take a mold of your teeth and they will fill the mold so that you can wear it to whiten your teeth. These molds are better to use than the ones you buy in the store because they have been fitted to your mouth. The tight fit will keep the extra whitening bleach from going into your gums.
Whitening strips are another way that you can whiten your teeth. The strips are packaged and cut so it makes them pretty easy to use. Many users experience pain on their teeth and gums from whitening strips so if you are unsure if you should use them, talk to your dentist about it. They are very safe because there is less peroxide in them than a lot of the kits on the market.
When you are ready to make the choice on what whitening solution is best for you, talk to your dentist. They can help give you some advice that will lead you in the right direction.