Stained and discolored teeth are some things that can develop over time for most people. If you start to notice your smile fading, now may be a great time to explore options to brighten your smile! There are several whitening options available through over-the-counter products such as whitening toothpaste, rinses, strips and gels. There are also whitening options offered at your dentist. But what is the best and which one will produce the greatest results? We’ll look at a few whitening options to help you decide which one would work best for your smile!
Toothpaste and Rinses
Whitening toothpastes and rinses usually show results with consistent use. They work to remove surface stains and will help the teeth get whiter. However, these methods will usually only make your teeth one shade whiter as they only treat the surface stains. You may see better results with continued use over a few months although results will be gradual, but slow.
Whitening Strips and Gels
Many over-the-counter whitening strips and gels will work better than whitening toothpaste and rinses. This is because the whitening solution stays on the teeth much longer and in turn will work faster. With whitening strips or gels, you may see results in a few days or up to a few weeks depending on which method you choose. You can see better results with continued use.
Whitening trays are another option to brighten your smile. Your dentist will make a custom-fit tray by taking a mold of your mouth. These can work more effectively than over-the-counter trays as they will stay in place and are designed specifically for your teeth. Whitening solution is placed in the trays every time you whiten your teeth.Trays are usually used until you reach your desired shade of white. With whitening trays, you may use them for weeks until you reach your desired results.
In-Office Zoom Whitening
At Balboa Family Dental, we offer Zoom Whitening. Zoom Whitening produces drastic results and is the best cosmetic whitening available! Get up to 8 shades whiter, and walk out of the office after just one visit with an incredibly white smile! In just 45 minutes, your whitening session will be complete and you can have a beautiful smile in one short visit. If you are looking for teeth whitening in Balboa, CA, call our office to set up an appointment for Zoom Whitening. This is a great option to help you achieve a beautifully bright smile.