Teeth bleaching and teeth whitening are fast, easy ways to brighten teeth and enhance your smile. Tooth enamel can be many different shades and can become discolored due to many other reasons:
There are several tooth whitening options:
Whitening toothpaste will help remove stains from the surface of your teeth. These are the gentlest options out of all tooth whiteners since toothpaste relies on polishing teeth rather than using chemicals to brighten teeth. Polishing action does not whiten teeth as quickly or as much as chemical options but works to brighten teeth gradually over the course of a few days or weeks.
Home-whitening kits come from your dentist or sold over the counter. These can be applied to teeth via trays, strips, rinses, or brushes. These usually contain peroxide, a chemical that can get below the surface of the enamel. These kits are typically made to be used over the course of a few days or weeks.
Dental office whitening is typically a one-hour long procedure. These will use much stronger whitening options and may involve protective sheets of rubber or gel covering the gums. Sometimes these procedures will involve lasers use to whiten teeth. This is by far the fastest method for whitening teeth.
Contact Dr. Swims today to find out which dental whitening methods are right for you. Our staff will help you choose what is best for you.