ELIMINATING DISCOLORATION FOR BRIGHTER TEETH
Enjoying sodas and certain other stain-producing beverages during your day may put a pep in your step, but it won't be brightening your teeth. Years of stains from foods and drinks can result in dingy teeth. Even routinely brushing and flossing twice a day may not be enough to provide the Hollywood smile you want. Below, we've listed some popular tooth bleaching treatments at varying prices, both medical-grade and at-home products, to help you get a whiter smile that will be the envy of Frisco, TX.
A GORGEOUS SMILE BEGINS WITH PROPER BRUSHING
Consistently flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash is a smart place to begin. In addition, you can bring a mini-sized oral hygiene kit in your purse or briefcase to use at the office or school. Any time you visit the restroom or take a break, give your mouth a quick freshening up. Beyond helping your overall oral hygiene, you'll also be whitening your teeth.
OVER-THE-COUNTER TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS
When you try an over-the-counter product to whiten your smile, you might see small improvements by just using these treatments in addition to your typical hygiene regimen. At many department stores and pharmacies in Frisco, TX, you can find numerous kinds of tooth lightening options to use at home, including activated charcoal, whitening toothpaste, and whitening mouthwash. Always make sure to thoroughly read the directions included in the box.
- ORAL TRAYS WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE GEL
One-size-fits-most teeth bleaching systems that utilize dental trays can be found in retail stores, and some even have the same look as the professional mouth trays utilized by your dentist. One of the primary differences between drugstore and professional teeth whitening systems is the customized fit. The dental trays in a nonprofessional whitening system may not fit comfortably or might result in spotty results. Further, the hydrogen peroxide solutions in retail kits aren't formulated for your unique needs, so you could experience tooth sensitivity or other issues.
- WHITENING KITS THAT USE LED LIGHTS
To boost the results from some tooth bleaching gels or strips, you can purchase a particular type of light. LED mouth tray devices are positioned around the teeth after you have applied your whitening solution or strips. These special trays have a specific application time and must be used only as instructed.
- TEETH BLEACHING STRIPS OR PENS
Many retailers and pharmacies stock numerous brands of whitening strips and pens. The strips are easily placed on your teeth and are relatively discreet. The bleaching pen enables you to precisely apply a bleaching solution to your teeth when they have been brushed and are dry. Once you have correctly applied the strip or gel to your teeth, you should not disturb them for the time instructed on the box.
SINCE STORE-BOUGHT PRODUCTS WORK, DO I REALLY NEED TO GET A PROFESSIONAL PROCEDURE?
You need to remember that nonprofessional teeth whitening options won't offer the same quality of results as teeth bleaching sessions given by a dentist. Nonprofessional options have limited strength, so depending on your stains and whether you have any restorations, etc., your outcome will likely be uneven. In addition, the use of these products might lead to tooth and gum sensitivity. Ask your dental professional about store-bought teeth whitening products, how they compare to treatments they offer in their office, and if they might recommend any of them for your specific stains.
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING CHOICES
Biannual dental exams and cleanings not only make sure that your teeth are healthy, but they will also enhance the look of your smile. Clearing away the accumulated debris and bacteria from your teeth is an easy way to visibly brighten your smile. For more noticeable results, ask your dental professional about the expert teeth whitening treatments they provide. He or she might offer prescription-strength teeth whitening treatments, professional at-home systems, and dental veneers for a full smile upgrade.
- PROFESSIONAL DIY WHITENING SYSTEMS
For those who would prefer to whiten in the comfort of home, a lot of dental practices provide professional do-it-yourself whitening kits. With customized mouth trays and a professional-strength whitening gel selected for your goals, a DIY whitening system from your dentist can provide a much better fit and even results. They are easily a better option than generic kits. After applying the whitening solution to both trays, you put them over your teeth for a specified length of time, as instructed by your dental practitioner. Once the treatment is done, you can take the trays out, clean them, and put them away for the next use. During your next appointment, you can ask for more of your whitening gel. You should not try to use over-the-counter whitening gel with your custom systems, since they may harm the trays. You may use an at-home whitening kit as a stand-alone process or to maintain your results from a professional session.
- IN-OFFICE LASER TEETH WHITENING
For a professional laser whitening treatment, your dental practitioner will first brush a medical-grade whitening solution onto your teeth and then implement a laser light. The heat emitted by the light boosts the whitening gel to create the best results. This technique is great if you want results in a hurry to get ready for a special event or if you have dental restorations. Some laser teeth whitening systems can also help with internal stains, which over-the-counter options can't do.
- COSMETIC VENEERS
For a total smile makeover to quickly make your teeth whiter and address other cosmetic imperfections (like chips, wide spacing, severe staining, and small teeth), cosmetic veneers can be a great option. Veneers are tailored to look natural and fit comfortably on top of the teeth. Your dentist will need to carefully shave away a tiny amount of your natural enamel before placing the veneers. As soon as they're in place, you'll have a brand-new smile.
ACHIEVE YOUR WHITEST, MOST STUNNING SMILE
Having limited results or sensitive teeth from retail whitening treatments is extremely disappointing. At MINT dentistry in Frisco, we offer home and in-office whitening treatments, as well as porcelain veneers. All of these options can be customized to match your cosmetic goals, so you get great results without harming your oral health. Call us to set up a consultation at our office in Frisco, TX to ask about all of our professional and at-home whitening options to show off a bright, sexy smile.