ELIMINATING DISCOLORATION FOR BRIGHTER TEETH
Enjoying tea or many other stain-producing drinks during the day may give you energy, but it definitely isn't helping your teeth. A lifetime of stains from foods and drinks can cause yellowed or brown teeth. Even routinely brushing and flossing after each meal may not be enough to give you the bright smile you're aiming for. Following are some popular tooth bleaching treatments at varying prices, both professional-grade and over-the-counter kits, to help you show off a whiter smile that will knock 'em dead in Sugarland, TX.
YOUR WHITEST SMILE STARTS WITH PROPER BRUSHING
Regularly flossing, brushing, and using a dental rinse is a good place to start. In addition, you can pack a mini-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash in your bag or backpack to have at the office or school. Any time you visit the restroom or stop for a coffee break, give your mouth a convenient once over. In addition to enhancing your overall oral hygiene, you'll also be whitening your smile.
DIY TEETH BLEACHING OPTIONS
If you opt for a store-bought product to lighten your smile, you may see small improvements by simply using these products on top of your regular hygiene regimen. At most department stores and pharmacies in Sugarland, TX, you can find a variety of types of tooth lightening products to use at home, like whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and bleaching gels. It is always important to pay careful attention to the directions included in the box.
- WHITENING SYSTEMS THAT USE LED LIGHTS
To enhance the results from many teeth whitening solutions or strips, you can also apply a particular type of light. LED dental appliances need to be placed around the teeth after you have applied your bleaching gel or strips. LED mouthpieces have a specific exposure time and must be used exactly as stated in the directions.
- TEETH BLEACHING PENS AND STRIPS
Various retailers and pharmacies stock numerous different brands of whitening strips and pens. The whitening strips can be easily placed on your teeth and are relatively discreet. The whitening pen allows you to carefully apply a gel to your teeth after they have been brushed and are dry. After you have carefully applied the strip or gel to your teeth, it's important to let them set for the duration directed on the package.
- ORAL TRAYS WITH BRIGHTENING GEL
One-size-fits-most teeth bleaching systems with mouth trays can be bought in a variety of stores, and a lot of them have a similar process as the professional tray systems provided in dentists' offices. Among the main differences between over-the-counter and professional teeth whitening systems is the customized fit. The trays in an over-the-counter whitening kit might not fit comfortably or might create spotty results. Further, the hydrogen peroxide gels in retail kits aren't formulated for your specific issues, so you could develop tooth sensitivity or other problems.
IF DRUGSTORE PRODUCTS WORK, WHY SHOULD I HAVE AN EXPERT PROCEDURE?
You need to remember that nonprofessional teeth bleaching treatments won't offer the same type of results compared to teeth bleaching sessions given by a dental professional. Over-the-counter systems are very low in strength, so depending on your discoloration and whether you have any inlays or onlays, etc., your outcome could be uneven. Plus, the use of these products could result in tooth and gum sensitivity. Ask your dentist about over-the-counter teeth whitening options, how they compare to treatments they have in their practice, and if they would recommend any of them to improve your specific discoloration.
DENTIST-PERFORMED TEETH WHITENING CHOICES
Routine dental exams and cleanings not only make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy, but they should also brighten the look of your smile. Scraping away the accumulated tartar and plaque from your teeth is a great way to visibly spruce up your smile. If you want more impressive results, talk to your dental professional about the expert teeth whitening treatments they offer. Many dentists offer prescription-strength teeth whitening treatments, professional at-home kits, and porcelain veneers for a total smile makeover.
- PORCELAIN VENEERS
For a full smile makeover to quickly make your teeth whiter and cover other visible flaws (for example, cracks, wide gaps, extreme discoloration, and short teeth), cosmetic veneers could be a great treatment. Veneers are tailored to look natural and fit seamlessly on top of the teeth. Your dental practitioner will need to gently remove a minimal amount of your natural enamel in order to make room for the veneers. As soon as they're in place, you'll have a new, stunning smile.
- MEDICAL-GRADE AT-HOME WHITENING PRODUCTS
For those who would rather whiten in the privacy of home, a lot of dentists offer professional do-it-yourself whitening kits. With personalized mouth trays and a high-quality whitening gel chosen for your goals, a do-it-yourself whitening system from your dentist can provide a much more comfortable fit and consistent results. Systems from your dentist are just a much better option compared to over-the-counter products. After applying the whitening product to the trays, you place them over your teeth for a certain amount of time, as instructed by your dental practitioner. Then, you can take the trays out, clean them, and store them for the next use. During your next cleaning, you can get more of your whitening gel. Do not try to use over-the-counter whitening products with your custom systems because they may degrade your trays. You can use an at-home whitening kit as your only treatment or to maintain your results from an in-office treatment.
- IN-OFFICE LASER TEETH BLEACHING
For an in-office laser whitening treatment, your dentist will first brush a medical-grade whitening solution onto your enamel and then utilize a laser light. The energy from the light activates the whitening product to create optimal results. In-office laser whitening is a good choice if you want fast results to get ready for a big event or if you have dental restorations. Certain in-office teeth whitening treatments can also reduce internal discoloration, which retail products can't reach.
YOU DESERVE TO HAVE YOUR BRIGHTEST, SEXIEST SMILE
Experiencing uneven outcomes or sensitive teeth from retail whitening products can be very disappointing. At MINT dentistry in Sugarland, our dentists offer laser teeth whitening, home whitening kits, and ceramic veneers. All of these options will be specially designed to fit your cosmetic goals, so you see amazing results without harming your teeth. Contact us to plan an appointment at our practice in Sugarland, TX to find out about all of our in-office and at-home whitening treatments to get a glowing, confident smile.