Understanding your Options for Brighter, Whiter Smile

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It’s not uncommon for the bright white smile you enjoyed in your youth to dull with stains brought upon by aging, tobacco use, or dark foods and drinks. If you feel this way, then chances are good it’s time for you to investigate your tooth whitening options. How deeply your teeth are stained will directly influence what tooth whitening products are right for you.

It’s a good idea to talk to your dentist before starting any tooth whitening regimen. They are trained to help you find the right products or procedures for bright white smile you desire.

Whitening toothpaste is one of the more popular ways to include tooth whitening in your daily oral hygiene routine. Just keep in mind that the peroxide whitening compounds in these toothpastes are only strong enough to resolve minor surface stains.

Whitening strips are convenient because you can wear them on the go. They also have slightly stronger concentrations of topical peroxide than whitening toothpaste. Just be sure to avoid drinking, eating and using tobacco products while you are wearing them.

Dental bleaching gels have stronger concentrations of whitening agents than strips or toothpaste. You apply the gel at home, by pouring a little into trays that are inserted in the mouth. Just be sure to use a cotton swab to remove any excess gel from the gums before it can irritate them.

If you have deeply stained teeth or you simply haven’t been satisfied with other whitening products available on the market, then you should ask about our in-office tooth bleaching procedure. The concentrations of our bleaching agents make it the most effective way to get a bright white smile.

If you have questions about teeth whitening products or procedures, please feel free to call us at 248-628-2540 to schedule an appointment.


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