ERASING DISCOLORATION FOR SPARKLING TEETH
Consuming tea and many other staining drinks throughout the day can help keep you awake, but it won't be brightening your smile. Years of stains from foods and beverages can cause dingy smiles. Even routinely brushing and flossing twice a day still may not effectively give you the dazzling smile you want. Here are some familiar tooth bleaching systems at varying prices, both medical-grade and over-the-counter products, to help you obtain a whiter smile that will knock 'em dead in Fort Worth, TX.
A GORGEOUS SMILE BEGINS WITH REGULAR BRUSHING
Regularly brushing your teeth, flossing, and using mouthwash is a good place to begin. In addition, it's smart to pack a mini-sized oral hygiene kit in your tote or briefcase to keep handy at the office or school. Any time you use the bathroom or stop for a coffee break, give your mouth a quick freshening up. In addition to enhancing your overall oral hygiene, you'll also be caring for the look of your teeth.
DRUGSTORE TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS
When you try an over-the-counter option to whiten your teeth, you will often see small improvements by just using these products on top of your regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash regimen. At several retailers and pharmacies in Fort Worth, TX, you can buy many types of tooth brightening options to try at home, like whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and bleaching gels. It is always important to follow the directions on the packaging.
- DENTAL TRAYS WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE GEL
Non–medical-grade teeth bleaching systems that utilize mouth trays can be found in a variety of stores, and some even have a similar process as the professional dental trays used at a dental practice. One of the major differences between drugstore and professional whitening systems is the individualized fit. The trays in a consumer whitening system might not fit appropriately or might leave you with spotty results. In addition, the hydrogen peroxide gels in over-the-counter systems aren't customized for your unique discoloration, so you may end up with temperature sensitivity in your teeth or other issues.
- TEETH BLEACHING PENS AND STRIPS
Several types of retailers and drug stores stock a large selection of different types of bleaching strips and pens. The bleaching strips are easily applied to your teeth and can be relatively hard to detect. A whitening pen allows you to accurately apply a hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth when they have been brushed and are dry. When you have correctly applied the strip or gel to your teeth, it's important to not disturb them for the time directed on the box.
- WHITENING KITS THAT USE LED LIGHTS
To increase the outcomes from certain tooth bleaching solutions or strips, you can also apply a particular kind of light. LED mouth tray devices should be positioned in the mouth once you have put on your bleaching solution or strips. LED trays have a specific wear time, and it's very important that they be used exactly as instructed.
SINCE DIY METHODS WORK, WHY SHOULD I HAVE AN IN-OFFICE TREATMENT?
You need to know that nonprofessional teeth bleaching treatments won't offer the same quality of results compared to teeth bleaching treatments given by a dentist. Nonprofessional systems are lesser strength, so depending on your discoloration and whether you have any restorations, etc., your final tooth coloring might be uneven. In addition, the use of these products can result in tooth and gum sensitivity. Talk to your dental professional about store-bought teeth whitening products, how they compare to treatments they offer in their practice, and whether they would recommend any of them to whiten your particular discoloration.
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS
Routine dental exams and cleanings not only ensure that your whole mouth stays healthy, but they should also brighten the appearance of your smile. Removing the accumulated debris and bacteria from your enamel is a great way to whiten your smile. To get more dramatic results, ask your dental practitioner about the in-office teeth whitening options they offer. He or she might offer prescription-strength teeth whitening treatments, professional DIY kits, and dental veneers for a complete smile upgrade.
- PROFESSIONAL LASER TEETH WHITENING
For an in-office laser whitening session, your dental practitioner will first apply a medical-grade whitening solution onto your teeth and then implement a laser light. The energy emitted by the laser boosts the whitening gel to provide the best outcomes. In-office laser whitening is great if you want fast results to get ready for a big event or if you have crowns, bridges, inlays, etc. Certain in-office teeth whitening procedures can also help with internal stains, which store-bought options can't reach.
- PROFESSIONAL AT-HOME WHITENING PRODUCTS
If you’d prefer to whiten in the comfort of home, some dental practices offer professional do-it-yourself whitening kits. With personalized tooth trays and a special whitening gel chosen for your types of discoloration, a do-it-yourself whitening system from your dentist can provide a much more comfortable fit and uniform results. They are easily a better option compared to generic kits. After applying the whitening solution to the upper and lower trays, you place them over your teeth for a certain length of time, as instructed by your dentist. When you're ready, you can remove the trays, rinse them off, and store them for the next use. At your next appointment, you can ask for more of the whitening gel. Do not try to use over-the-counter whitening products with your professional systems, since they can cause damage to the trays. You may use a home whitening kit as your only treatment or to keep your results after a professional session.
- CERAMIC VENEERS
For a total smile makeover to easily make your teeth more brilliant and address other visible concerns (for example, cracks, wide gaps, extreme discoloration, and small teeth), porcelain veneers can be a good option. Veneers are individually made to be natural looking and fit perfectly right onto the teeth. Your dentist will have to carefully remove a tiny amount of your natural enamel in order to make room for the veneers. Once they're fitted to the teeth, you'll have a new, stunning smile.
YOU DESERVE TO HAVE YOUR BRIGHTEST, MOST ATTRACTIVE SMILE
Having uneven outcomes or tooth sensitivity from over-the-counter whitening products is very frustrating. At MINT dentistry in Hulen & 30, our team provides custom home whitening kits, in-office treatments, and porcelain veneers. All of these treatments can be tailored to match your aesthetic goals, so you see impressive results without compromising your oral health. Call us to set up an appointment at our practice in Fort Worth, TX to find out about all of our in-office and at-home whitening treatments to enjoy a gleaming, attractive smile.