Is your smile starting to look more beige than brilliant white? Over time, it’s not uncommon for people’s teeth to become dingy or discolored. Daily brushing and flossing can help keep your smile healthy, but it can’t always prevent staining. If you enjoy a daily cup of coffee, red wine, or tea, it’s very likely you will develop teeth stains. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry means you don’t have to settle for less-than-pearly whites? Professional teeth whitening can help bring back the brightness to your smile!
Achieve Dramatic Results
You have probably seen lots of “whitening” products advertised on television, in magazines, and even on the counters of your local grocery store or pharmacy. Unfortunately, not all whitening products are created equal. Many websites even offer home remedies for whitening teeth, and while some of these may be able to lighten your teeth, few will be able to match the results you can achieve by seeking professional whitening.
Your cosmetic dentist can help you get the dramatic results you desire, while limiting the sensitivity you experience.
Know Your Options
Here are a few of the ways professional whitening distinguishes itself from over-the-counter or home alternatives, as well as a brief rundown of the many professional treatment options now available.
If you want fast results, Zoom Teeth Whitening can help. In a single office visit you could lighten your teeth by eight or even ten shades. Using a combination of Zoom gel and a light that helps activate it, the dentist could help provide you with a noticeably whiter smile in as little as one visit. Opalescence Boost Whitening is another professional in-office treatment that can help give you drastic whitening, without using a light.
Many dentists also offer whitening kits you can take home, and use at your convenience. These can still provide more dramatic results than over-the-counter alternatives. They will require more time than the in-office plans, but they will cost significantly less.
If the discoloration on your teeth is from the inside of your tooth, or if there is drastic, permanent staining, the dentist may advise an alternative form of cosmetic treatment, such as bonding or veneers. Both can help cover deep staining, while also correcting shape or symmetry issues with your smile.