ERASING STAINS FOR WHITER TEETH
Consuming tea and many other staining drinks during your day may give you energy, but it definitely isn't brightening your teeth. The accumulation of stains from foods and beverages can cause discolored teeth. Even regularly brushing and flossing after each meal might not be enough to give you the bright smile you're aiming for. Following are a few tooth bleaching treatments at a range of prices, both professional-grade and over-the-counter products, to help you get a whiter smile that will light up Allen, TX.
A GORGEOUS SMILE STARTS WITH REGULAR BRUSHING
Consistently brushing your teeth, flossing, and using a dental rinse is a good place to begin. Also, it's a great idea to put a travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash in your tote or backpack to use at work or school. Whenever you go to the bathroom or stop for a coffee break, give your teeth a quick once over. Beyond enhancing your overall dental health, you'll also be caring for the look of your teeth.
DRUGSTORE TEETH WHITENING PRODUCTS
If you choose an over-the-counter product to lighten your smile, you might see minor improvements by simply using these treatments along with your usual brushing, flossing, and mouthwash routine. At local department stores and drugstores in Allen, TX, you can find a variety of kinds of tooth lightening options to use at home, including whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and bleaching gels. Always make sure to follow the directions on the packaging.
- TEETH BLEACHING PENS AND STRIPS
Many retailers and drug stores offer numerous types of whitening pens and strips. The whitening strips can be easily placed on your teeth and can be fairly discreet. The bleaching pen enables you to strategically apply a gel to your teeth after they have been brushed and are dry. After you have correctly applied the strip or gel to your teeth, you should let them set for the duration directed on the product.
- MOUTH TRAYS WITH BRIGHTENING GEL
Non–medical-grade teeth bleaching kits that use mouth trays can be found in a variety of stores, and some even have a similar process as the professional mouth trays used at a dental practice. One of the primary differences between store-bought and professional teeth whitening kits is the customized fit. The dental trays in a consumer whitening kit might feel uncomfortable or might leave you with splotchy results. Also, the whitening gels in retail kits aren't designed for your specific discoloration, so you may develop tooth sensitivity or other issues.
- WHITENING KITS THAT USE LED LIGHTS
To boost the outcomes from certain tooth whitening solutions or strips, you can purchase a special type of light. LED mouth tray devices should be placed around the teeth after you have put on your bleaching gel or strips. These special devices have a specific wear time and must be used precisely as stated in the directions.
SINCE DIY PRODUCTS WORK, WHY SHOULD I HAVE AN IN-OFFICE PROCEDURE?
It's important to know that over-the-counter teeth whitening options won't produce the same level of results as teeth whitening sessions from your dental professional. Store-bought kits have limited strength, so depending on your stains and whether you have any restorations, etc., your final tooth coloring may be visibly uneven. Plus, using these products could lead to sensitive teeth and tender gums. Talk to your dentist about nonprofessional teeth whitening options, how they compare to treatments they provide in their practice, and if they would suggest any of them to improve your particular discoloration.
PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS
Routine dental exams and professional cleanings not only ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy, but they can also help the look of your smile. Clearing away the accumulated debris and bacteria from your teeth is an easy way to visibly spruce up your smile. For more noticeable results, ask your dental professional about the in-office teeth whitening systems they offer. He or she might offer custom teeth whitening treatments, professional at-home whitening kits, and cosmetic veneers for a complete smile makeover.
- PROFESSIONAL LASER TEETH WHITENING
During an in-office laser whitening session, your dental practitioner will first brush a high-strength whitening solution onto your teeth and then go a step further with a laser light. The energy from the laser enhances the whitening gel to provide the best results. A laser whitening treatment is great if you need fast results before an important event or for those who have crowns, bridges, inlays, etc. Some laser teeth whitening treatments can also improve internal discoloration, which store-bought products can't reach.
- PORCELAIN VENEERS
For a total smile makeover to quickly make your teeth more brilliant and camouflage other aesthetic concerns (such as cracks, gaps, excessive staining, and short teeth), porcelain veneers could be a great choice. Veneers are individually made to look like real enamel and fit seamlessly on top of the teeth. Your dentist will need to gently shave off a very small amount of your tooth enamel in order to make room for the veneers. When they're fitted to the teeth, you'll have a new, stunning smile.
- CUSTOM DIY WHITENING KITS
If you’d prefer to whiten in the comfort of home, many dentists offer professional DIY whitening kits. With customized dental trays and a high-quality whitening gel chosen for your types of discoloration, an at-home whitening kit from your dentist can provide a much better fit and even results. Professional kits are easily a much better option than generic products. Once you've applied the whitening product to the trays, you put them over your teeth for a specific length of time, as instructed by your dental practitioner. When you're ready, you take the trays out, clean them, and put them away in a safe place. At your next visit, you can get a refill on the whitening gel. Do not combine store-bought whitening products with your professional systems because they may cause damage to the trays. You may use a home whitening kit alone or to maintain your results after a professional session.
YOU DESERVE TO HAVE YOUR BRIGHTEST, BEST SMILE
Having uneven outcomes or tooth sensitivity from retail whitening products can be extremely frustrating. At MINT dentistry in North Allen, our dentists offer laser teeth whitening, home whitening kits, and ceramic veneers. Each of these treatments can be personalized to achieve your aesthetic goals, so you get great results without damaging your oral health. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Allen, TX to ask about all of our in-office and at-home whitening treatments so you can show off a glowing, sexy smile.