Everybody loves a bright, white smile, and there are a variety of ways to whiten teeth.
Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and regular teeth cleanings at their dentist’s office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter and whiten teeth, there are many options from which to choose.
Finding the Best Treatment for You
First, we’ll be happy to share with you whether whitening would be effective for you. Teeth whitening does not work for everyone. For example, yellowish teeth will probably whiten well, brownish teeth may not whiten as well, and grayish teeth may not whiten well at all. Likewise, whitening may not enhance your smile if you have had tooth-colored fillings or dental crowns. The teeth whitening will not affect the color of these materials and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you do have other options, such as porcelain veneers.
Teeth Whitening Treatments to Whiten Teeth
- Professional tooth bleaching with your dentist
- Take-home teeth whitening system
- Whitening toothpaste
Professional Tooth Bleaching
Professional teeth whitening by your dentist is your best choice when you want quality, long-term results. There are a couple of professional ways to whiten teeth:
Take-home Teeth Whitening System
Our team will take impressions of your teeth and make two custom teeth whitening “trays” that fit your teeth exactly that you can wear at night to whiten teeth while you sleep or during the day if you wish. The trays hold a tooth bleaching solution that will gently lighten the shade of your teeth over a period of seven to fourteen days. Every few months you can “touch up” your whitening by wearing your custom tooth bleaching trays for a day or two to keep your teeth their whitest. We use the fabulous Opalescence® take-home tooth bleaching system.
Chairside Teeth Whitening
Come into our office for about an hour and leave with a white smile. During chairside Zoom® teeth whitening, a teeth whitening agent is applied to your teeth and a special light is used to enhance the action of the agent. Chairside tooth bleaching is great for those who want an immediate result. We also recommend custom take-home teeth whitening trays for all of our chairside teeth whitening patients so they can touch up their white smile any time and keep it at its brightest and best all the time.
The best way to whiten teeth is with professional assistance from The Lewisville Dentist. Call us today to set a teeth whitening consultation!