Ask any dentist, and they will tell you that teeth whitening is more popular than ever. Patients are always looking for the best way to get the most dazzling smile possible. There is an overwhelming amount of options for teeth whitening, but what is the best way to get a whiter smile?
One of the main reasons that teeth become less white over the years is due to not being taken care of well enough. This doesn’t mean that the teeth are necessarily unhealthy, but they could be stained from years of eating or drinking staining items. The goal of some teeth whitening procedures is to actually remove as much of the stain and discoloration as possible to allow the natural tooth to shine.
Many people use whitening toothpaste, but they do not always deliver on their claims. Toothpaste cannot change the color of the tooth deep down but can whiten the exterior surface a bit. Whitening strips are also popular and use hydrogen peroxide to lift stains from your teeth. At home trays, created by your dentist to custom fit, are much more beneficial to a generic at home whitening kit. The whitening materials from a dentist are stronger than the store bought option and the custom mouthguard can help create an even whitening.
Before attempting a whitening method, always speak with your dentist so they can make additional recommendations. For the safest—and usually the best—option, trust a dentist to perform a professional whitening. The teeth whitening formula slowly penetrates the tooth enamel and bleaches set-in stains.
There are many teeth whitening options available, but it is important to find the safest and best option for you! Speak with your dentist about the best options and you will be on your way to a whiter smile.