The Ultimate Procedure for Brightening Your Discolored, Graying Teeth
ERASING DISCOLORATION FOR WHITER TEETH
Drinking sodas and certain other dark-colored drinks throughout the day can help keep you awake, but it won't be helping your smile. Years of stains from dark-colored foods and beverages can cause yellowed or brown teeth. Even routinely brushing and flossing morning and night may not be enough to give you the dazzling smile you want. Here are a few tooth whitening systems at varying prices, both medical-grade and over-the-counter products, to help you obtain a brighter smile that will be the envy of Pasadena, TX.
A GORGEOUS SMILE BEGINS WITH REGULAR BRUSHING
Simply brushing your teeth, flossing, and using a dental rinse is a smart place to start. Also, you can pack a mini-sized dental hygiene kit in your purse or briefcase to have at the office or school. Any time you use the bathroom or take a break, give your teeth a simple brush and rinse. In addition to helping your overall dental health, you'll also be helping maintain the appearance of your teeth.
DO-IT-YOURSELF TEETH BLEACHING PRODUCTS
If you use a store-bought option to lighten your smile, you will often see slightly noticeable changes in color by simply applying these products along with your typical brushing, flossing, and mouthwash routine. At many department stores and drugstores in Pasadena, TX, you can find many kinds of tooth brightening options to use at home, such as activated charcoal, whitening toothpaste, and whitening mouthwash. Always make sure to pay careful attention to the directions included in the box.
- TEETH WHITENING PENS AND STRIPS
A lot of stores and drug stores have numerous brands of bleaching pens and strips. The strips are easily placed on your teeth and are relatively discreet. The whitening pen allows you to precisely apply a gel to your teeth when they have been brushed and are dry. Once you have carefully applied the strip or gel to your teeth, you should leave them on for the time indicated on the box.
- DENTAL TRAYS WITH BLEACHING GEL
Non–medical-grade teeth whitening systems that utilize mouth trays are available in retail stores, and many have a similar look as the mouth trays provided by your dentist. One of the main differences between consumer and professional teeth whitening kits is the individualized fit. The trays in a store-bought whitening kit may not fit comfortably or could give you uneven results. Also, the bleaching gels in over-the-counter systems aren't designed for your exact goals, so you could develop temperature sensitivity in your teeth or other problems.
- WHITENING SYSTEMS THAT USE LIGHTS
To boost the outcomes from certain tooth whitening solutions or strips, you can purchase a particular type of light. LED mouthpieces need to be positioned around the teeth once you have applied your whitening gel or strips. LED mouthpieces have a set application time and should be used precisely as instructed.
SINCE DIY PRODUCTS WORK, WHY SHOULD I HAVE AN EXPERT TREATMENT?
It's important to be aware that store-bought teeth whitening treatments won't give you the same quality of results compared to teeth whitening sessions given by your dentist. Nonprofessional kits are very low in strength, so depending on your discoloration and if you have any inlays or onlays, etc., your final tooth coloring may be visibly uneven. Plus, using these products can cause inflamed gums and sensitive teeth. Ask your dental professional about store-bought teeth whitening systems, how they compare to treatments they provide at their practice, and if they would recommend any of them to reduce your specific stains.
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING CHOICES
Regular oral exams and professional cleanings not only ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy, but they should also improve the look of your smile. Removing the accumulated debris and bacteria from your enamel is a great way to spruce up your smile. To get more impressive results, ask your dental practitioner about the expert teeth whitening treatments they offer. They may offer laser whitening sessions, professional DIY systems, and ceramic veneers for a full smile upgrade.
- PROFESSIONAL LASER TEETH BLEACHING
During an in-office laser whitening treatment, your dentist will first apply a special whitening solution onto your enamel and then go a step further with a laser light. The energy emitted by the light activates the whitening gel to produce optimal results. In-office laser whitening is great when you need quick results to get ready for a big event or for those who have crowns, bridges, inlays, etc. Certain laser teeth whitening procedures can also lessen internal discoloration, which over-the-counter options can't reach.
- CUSTOM AT-HOME WHITENING KITS
For those who would prefer to whiten in the comfort of home, a lot of dental practices provide professional DIY whitening systems. With customized mouth trays and a high-quality whitening gel selected for your types of discoloration, an at-home whitening kit from your dentist offers a much more comfortable fit and even results. Systems from your dentist are just a better choice compared to over-the-counter kits. After applying the whitening gel to the upper and lower trays, you place them in your mouth for a specified amount of time, as directed by your dental practitioner. When you're ready, you remove the trays, rinse them off, and store them in a safe place. During your next appointment, you can ask for a refill on the whitening gel. Do not try to use over-the-counter whitening products with your custom kits because they may harm the trays. You may use an at-home whitening kit alone or to extend your results after an in-office treatment.
- DENTAL VENEERS
For a complete smile makeover to effectively make your teeth brighter and mask other aesthetic imperfections (for example, broken teeth, wide spacing, excessive staining, and worn-down teeth), ceramic veneers could be a good treatment. Veneers are specially designed to look natural and fit comfortably right onto the teeth. Your dental practitioner will have to gently shave off a minimal amount of your enamel in order to make room for the veneers. As soon as they're fitted to the teeth, you'll have a new, stunning smile.
SHOW OFF YOUR BRIGHTEST, MOST STUNNING SMILE
Getting minimal outcomes or heat and cold sensitivity from drugstore whitening products can be quite disappointing. At MINT dentistry in Pasadena, we offer home and in-office whitening treatments, as well as ceramic veneers. Each of these options will be tailored to achieve your cosmetic goals, so you see impressive results without harming your teeth. Reach out to plan an appointment at our office in Pasadena, TX to learn about all of our professional and at-home whitening options to get a bright, attractive smile.