Enjoy a Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening

Enjoy a Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening

Many people are enjoying the benefits of a brighter smile through the use of teeth whitening treatments. These treatments help to remove stains left behind on our teeth by tobacco, or by the various foods and drinks we consume. Tooth staining can leave our smiles looking dull and can affect our self-confidence, but through the use of whitening treatments, we can once again smile brilliantly.

There are a range of treatments available depending on the level of staining. For slight, superficial staining, specially formulated tooth-whitening toothpastes might be all that is required. With an abrasive element in the toothpaste mixture, regular brushing can slowly remove staining. 

Tooth staining can leave our smiles looking dull and can affect our self-confidence, but through the use of whitening treatments, we can once again smile brilliantly.

More stubborn staining might require the use of a tooth whitening kit. These kits can be purchased over the counter at most drug stores, or from a cosmetic dentist and can be used at home. Store-bought kits provide a ready-mixed bleaching formula and a universal applicator tray that may or may not provide sufficient strength or optimum contact to produce the best results.

An at-home kit provided by a cosmetic dentist is more likely to yield better results than a store-bought kit. This is because the dentist can better formulate the requisite strength of bleaching solution required, and can also fashion a custom-fit applicator to give the best contact between teeth and the solution.

Both store-bought kits and those bought from a cosmetic dentist require the patient to wear the applicator and use the solution for a pre-determined period of time in order to be effective. Results can take several weeks to be fully achieved depending on the severity of the staining and the desired result.

For faster results, new tooth whitening techniques can deliver a brighter smile in just one day, and treatments such as Zoom! teeth whitening can quickly and effectively whiten teeth by several shades. Zoom! whitening involves the use of a special whitening gel that is activated by a laser to cause a chemical reaction within the gel, which penetrates the staining and leaves teeth looking brilliantly white.

A brighter smile makes for increased confidence, and is an attractive trait; little wonder then that more and more people are turning to teeth whitening to help preserve and enhance their smile.

To learn more about your teeth whitening options, contact the office of Dr. Melisa Christian today.