6 Options To Whiten Teeth

There are six good ways you need to explore if you’re wondering how to whiten teeth at home or whether you should choose a dentist’s office where you can have the procedure done.

Six Options For How To Whiten Teeth

For white teeth you can be proud to show off, consider these options:

  1. Whitening toothpaste. If you’re on a budget, this is the best option to start with. Each tube is less than ten dollars — often much less now — and you can get it just about anywhere. Abrasives in the toothpaste polish away stains and substances also help chemically remove stains. Try to find a whitening toothpaste with blue covarine in it. This binds to your teeth to provide the optical illusion that they’re whiter than they are. When you brush twice daily as recommended, you’ll notice a difference in two to four weeks.
  2. Whitening trays. Opt for the best kit that’s within your budget. You can buy them for up to $50 or choose a professional kit in the $300 range. When you choose dentist kits, the trays are molded especially for your teeth. Use as directed, then brush your teeth with a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. You’ll likely see results in a couple of weeks with this method too.
  3. Whitening strips. Available for around $35 and made of polyethylene, strips use peroxide gel for whitening. Simply follow the provided directions, applying the strips to the top and bottom teeth and leaving them in for the required amount of time, usually 30 minutes. Strips may dissolve or may have to be removed. Avoid strips that use chlorine dioxide, the same thing that sterilizes swimming pools. It can damage tooth enamel.
  4. Whitening pens. Pens are also among your choices for how to whiten teeth. Costing $20 or more, you just paint the gel onto teeth you want to whiten, avoiding the gums. It’s important not to eat or drink for a half hour or more after use — and you’ll need to be able to hold your mouth open for 30 seconds or so to allow the gel to cure before you go about your business. Pens also act as a breath freshener and can kill bacteria in your mouth that cause tooth decay and gum disease.
  5. Professional bleaching. If you ask most dentists how to whiten teeth, they’ll point you to professional bleaching. The dentist places some kind of rubber guard or gel on your gums and then whitens your teeth with a peroxide gel. You sit and wait, perhaps watching television or listening to music. You may be asked to follow up with at-home trays for best results.
  6. Laser teeth whitening. Laser teeth whitening is like professional bleaching, but the dentist exposes your teeth to a bright light that makes the bleaching gel work better. While using a laser can increase the cost of having your teeth whitened, it can also dramatically speed up the process and save some hassles. You may get the results you want in just one treatment.

You may have trouble finding a whitening toothpaste that works without harmful chemicals, so you may want to choose one of the other options. Laser whitening is often the best choice to limit exposure to harmful toxins. Whatever option you choose, avoiding staining food and beverages will help maintain results. But it’s worth it to always look your best.

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One response to “6 Options To Whiten Teeth”

  1. CaptainLA says:

    This post is courtesy of Dr Vinograd.

    His personal blog is http://drvinograd.com