Teeth Whitening Options
Who doesn’t want beautiful white teeth? Sometimes, the usual brushing and flossing just doesn’t cut it – especially if you want to smile like a celeb on a red carpet. Thanks to all the advancements made over the last couple of years, there are always many different teeth whitening options to consider. If you would like to whiten your teeth, you have more than one possible route you could take.
Teeth Whitening Options
Whitening toothpastes are basically your normal toothpastes on steroids – not literally, obviously. Where your average toothpaste aims to remove your teeth of stains through the use of mild abrasives, whereas whitening toothpastes contain polishing or chemical agents. These agents help remove additional staining on the teeth. This is the gentlest method of teeth whitening – however, it is not the most effective.
Gels and Strips
The gels and strips are easy to do and they provide reasonably quick results. The gel is peroxide-based and it should be applied to the teeth twice a day using a brush. The results are seen after a few days and the final result lasts up to four months.
The strips are very similar and are coated with the peroxide-based gel. They should be left on the teeth for up to 30 minutes. Their price range varies – they can be cheaper than the gel or far more costly, depending on the brand.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Obviously, the best results will be obtained by your dentist. Because all the other products mentioned so far are over-the-counter products, the amount of peroxide and bleach is minimal. The dentist is able to use bleaching products, as well as things such as heat, a special light or laser to speed up the teeth whitening process. When going to the dentist, it can sometimes take less than an hour for the entire procedure. Although it lasts a long time, it does not last forever – especially if the patient enjoys teeth staining food and drink. This fast and effective method of teeth whitening is the most costly.
Going to the Dentist, instead of attempting to do it yourself is a far safer option too. The dentist knows exactly what they’re doing and they take all the safety precautions necessary. Taking extra protective measures can save your gums from the bleaching peroxide.
It is best to visit Broadway Dental when wanting to whiten your teeth the safe way. Think before you whiten; whiten before you smile.