Are you thinking about at home teeth whitening?

hiding-smileIf you’re like most people, you probably have a general concern about the color of your teeth. Home teeth whitening is a common practice that has increased in use in recent years. Teeth whitening can give people who want a brighter smile solutions to the stains they have acquired on their teeth due to the consumption of coffee, teas, and smoking, or natural ageing.

There are several forms of products available on the market for a brighter smile including gels, chewing gum, toothpastes, bleaching trays and whitening strips. Although these products offer fast results, be on the look-out for products that are high in peroxide as it can result in the break down of enamel and cause pain or tooth sensitivity.

Over the counter vs. professional treatment

An alternative to whitening teeth at home, dental bleaching can be performed by your Westminster dentist. Teeth whitening has become a popular service in many dental offices in recent years. Why do many people prefer to have a professional teeth whitening treatment? Better results. Additionally, a dentist in Baltimore/Westminster can use different types of light, such as LED, halogen, and plasma arc to brighten your teeth, quickly.

When whitening your teeth in the comfort of your home with commercial products, high amounts of carbon peroxide are used, but typically only take 20 minutes to an hour to perform. The methods are also more affordable and have lasting results for an average of three months.

Dentist supervised teeth whitening products include whitening trays that can be provided by a dental office, which are more reliable than over-the-counter products that can be found in stores. The trays are also more custom and can be moulded to the teeth by a dentist before use.

white-teeth2Make the right choice

Overall, the most preferred and recommended way to whiten teeth is with your Westminster dentist. The results last longer than at-home bleaching tools, making it an ideal option that will not cause damage to your teeth and will prove even better results, but making the right choice is so important.  Cost, time, and desired results are all factors that will influence you decision.  If you have any questions about the best way to whiten your teeth at home, ask me today and I’ll reply by tomorrow.