Methods to Whiten Your Teeth

Methods to Whiten Your Teeth

Impression Dental Care can whiten your teeth using several different methods – let’s look at some ways patients choose to brighten their teeth and why you should visit a dentist for professional whitening.

Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

Toothpaste that whitens teeth may only be able to remove stains that are on the surface of the enamel. They may contain abrasive agents as well as polishing agents that remove stains. These ingredients may not cause wear on teeth, but they will only make teeth a shade whiter if they are successful in removing stains.

Over-the-Counter Whitening Strips and Gels,

Whitening products that are purchased in stores give dramatically different results than professional whitening, but these are still more noticeable than whitening toothpaste. Gels may be applied directly to teeth and may be used for a certain period, resulting in whiter teeth in a few days and maximum whitening at four months. Strips whiten teeth with a coating of peroxide, which is applied to teeth and has similar results to gels.

Whitening Rinses

Rinses freshen your breath while reducing the build-up of plaque on teeth and preventing gum disease from developing. Some rinses contain hydrogen peroxide, which is used to give you brighter teeth. They will need to be swished in the mouth for at least a minute 2 times each day and can brighten teeth in about 12 weeks.

Tray-Based Whiteners

These whiteners involve a mouth guard that is pre-filled with a whitening solution. Patients wear the tray for the instructed amount of time, seeing results as long as they use it consistently. Your dentist at Impression Dental Care can provide you with whitening kits that get you results much faster and fit more comfortably over teeth, reducing irritation.

In-Office Whitening

Patients can visit Impression Dental Care to get effective and safe teeth whitening performed in our office. The benefits of teeth whitening are vast. Teeth whitening has gotten more affordable over the years, and the results are highly effective. Teeth can be brightened several shades after just one visit to your dentist, so call to schedule an appointment.

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