There are many reasons why teeth don’t look their best … stain from beverages and foods consumed; life style habits like tobacco use; and aging can leave teeth looking drab. Teeth whitening is a conservative and economical way to enhance your smile, and give you more confidence in your appearance.
But all teeth whitening methods are not equal. There are whitening toothpastes and gels on your supermarket shelf; oral rinses that claim to whiten your teeth; dental strips that can feel slimy and move around as saliva production usually increases when you add something to your mouth; and kits you can buy online or at the drugstore that come with one size fits all whitening trays or little blue lights that are supposed to whiten your teeth.
There is one sure way to enjoy a satisfactory teeth whitening experience, and that is to see your cosmetic dentist for an assessment and recommendation for the program best suited for you. Many patients wish to whiten their teeth at their own pace in the privacy of their home.
Your dentist will fabricate custom whitening trays. These are designed to fit your exact dentition making sure they will be effective, and when trays are fitted correctly, your whitening experience is much more likely to be a success.
The whitening product that accompanies your custom fitted trays is far superior to anything you can buy online or at the store. That is because your cosmetic dentist is a licensed professional with access to the products that are known to be safe and effective.
And when you acquire teeth whitening from your dentist, you have access to a dental professional that will be able to answer any questions or address concerns you may have about product use, possible side effects, and expected results.
You will receive explicit instructions from your dentist on how to use your at-home teeth whitening program; and once you have completed treatment and are enjoying your newly brightened smile, you will also have been given tips on how to maintain it.
Avoid or limit the products known to stain your teeth … beverages like tea, coffee, red wine, and cola; many berries and sauces that have staining capability; and tobacco products.
Touch-up kits will keep your confident smile in tip-top shape. Your dentist has the products that will work best for you.
Contact our team at Richardson Dentistry today to seek out your own whitening treatments!