BANISHING DISCOLORATION FOR SPARKLING TEETH
Consuming coffee or certain other stain-producing drinks throughout your day may help keep you awake, but it won't be brightening your smile. Years of stains from dark-colored foods and drinks can cause dull-looking smiles. Even routinely brushing and flossing after each meal still may not effectively provide the Hollywood smile you'd like. Following are a few tooth bleaching systems at a range of prices, both professional-grade and over-the-counter kits, to help you show off a whiter smile that will create a buzz in Burleson, TX.
IT ALL STARTS WITH EFFECTIVE BRUSHING
Routinely flossing, brushing, and using a dental rinse is a great place to begin. Also, it's smart to bring a mini-sized dental hygiene kit in your purse or briefcase to use at the office or school. Any time you visit the bathroom or take a break, give your teeth a convenient freshening up. Beyond improving your general oral hygiene, you'll also be whitening your smile.
DIY TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS
When you choose a store-bought option to lighten your smile, you might see minor improvements by simply using these products along with your daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash regimen. At most department stores and drugstores in Burleson, TX, you can find a variety of types of tooth whitening products to use at home, including activated charcoal, whitening toothpaste, and whitening mouthwash. It is always important to thoroughly read the instructions included in the box.
- TEETH BLEACHING STRIPS OR PENS
Several types of retailers and drug stores offer a large selection of kinds of bleaching pens and strips. The whitening strips are easily applied to your teeth and can be pretty discreet. A whitening pen enables you to accurately apply a hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth after they have been brushed and are dry. Once you have correctly applied the strip or gel to your teeth, make sure to let them set for as long as instructed on the package.
- WHITENING SYSTEMS WITH LIGHTS
To intensify the outcomes from certain teeth bleaching solutions or strips, you can also apply a particular kind of light. LED dental appliances are placed in the mouth after you have applied your brightening gel or strips. These special trays have a set exposure time, and it's very important that they be used only as stated in the directions.
- DENTAL TRAYS WITH BLEACHING GEL
One-size-fits-most teeth bleaching kits with mouth trays can be bought in several types of stores, and many have a similar appearance as the professional dental trays provided in dentists' offices. Among the main differences between over-the-counter and professional whitening systems is the customized fit. The mouth trays in a store-bought whitening kit may feel uncomfortable or could result in splotchy results. Further, the whitening gels in store-bought kits aren't customized for your unique needs, so you may end up with tooth sensitivity or other issues.
IF DIY METHODS WORK, WHY SHOULD I HAVE AN EXPERT TREATMENT?
You need to know that over-the-counter teeth whitening options can't give you the same level of results compared to teeth whitening treatments done by your dental professional. Nonprofessional products are lesser strength, so based on your discoloration and whether you have any bridges or crowns, etc., your results could be uneven. Further, the use of these products could cause inflamed gums and sensitive teeth. Talk to your dentist about nonprofessional teeth whitening kits, how they perform compared to treatments they provide at their office, and whether they would recommend any of them to improve your particular discoloration.
DENTIST-PERFORMED TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS
Twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings not only ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy, but they will also improve the appearance of your smile. Clearing away the built-up tartar and plaque from your teeth is an easy way to whiten your smile. To get more noticeable results, speak to your dental professional about the expert teeth whitening options they offer. Your dentist may offer laser whitening treatments, professional DIY whitening systems, and cosmetic veneers for a complete smile makeover.
- COSMETIC VENEERS
For a full smile makeover to easily make your teeth more brilliant and cover other visible flaws (like chips, gaps, extreme discoloration, and worn-down teeth), cosmetic veneers may be a good choice. Veneers are individually made to look like real enamel and fit comfortably over the teeth. Your dental practitioner will have to carefully remove a very small amount of your enamel in order to make room for the veneers. Once they're fitted to the teeth, you'll have a new, stunning smile.
- PROFESSIONAL LASER TEETH BLEACHING
For an in-office laser whitening procedure, your dentist will first apply a medical-grade whitening gel onto your teeth and then utilize a laser light. The heat from the light enhances the whitening solution to create maximum outcomes. This technique is a good choice when you need results in a hurry to prepare for a special event or for those who have crowns, bridges, inlays, etc. Some in-office teeth whitening procedures can also reduce internal discoloration, which store-bought products can't do.
- CUSTOM DIY WHITENING SYSTEMS
For those who would rather whiten in the comfort of home, some dental practices provide professional DIY whitening systems. With tailor-made dental trays and a special whitening solution chosen for your goals, a do-it-yourself whitening system from your dentist can provide a much closer fit and uniform results. They are simply a better choice than generic products. After applying the whitening gel to both trays, you place them over your teeth for a specific length of time, as directed by your dental practitioner. Then, you can remove the trays, clean them, and store them in a safe place. During your next appointment, you can ask for a refill on your whitening gel. Do not try to use over-the-counter whitening gel with your custom kits, since they may degrade your trays. You can use a home whitening kit alone or to keep your results from a professional session.
SHOW OFF YOUR WHITEST, SEXIEST SMILE
Experiencing minimal results or tooth sensitivity from retail whitening products is extremely disappointing. At MINT dentistry in Burleson, we offer custom home whitening kits, in-office treatments, and dental veneers. All of these treatments will be tailored to match your cosmetic goals, so you get beautiful results without damaging your oral health. Reach out to set up an appointment at our office in Burleson, TX to find out about all of our in-office and at-home whitening options to have a gleaming, sexy smile.