One of the first things people notice about you are your teeth, and there are many times when we all wish for a bigger and brighter smile. Whether you have an interview coming up, an event where your picture will be taken, or you just want whiter teeth, it can be tough to decide whether to try doing them at home or getting them professionally whitened. Let’s explore both of the options available to you!
Whitening at Home
For teeth whitening at home, there are a few products to try that can help gradually make your teeth a couple shades brighter
Rinses and toothpaste: Whitening rinses and toothpaste are no harder to use than your regular products. For the rinse, all you do is swirl it around your mouth for one minute and rinse. The toothpaste just requires daily brushing with a soft toothbrush. If you use these products with consistency, they can gradually make your teeth whiter, but it is not an instant fix and in some cases has caused sensitive teeth in some users.
Strips: Use these once daily and place them on your teeth for up to two hours, these products usually last at least a week but no more than a month.
Whitening Trays: For the most expedient home whitening using these trays which are filled with gel and form to your teeth are the best. However, they are no custom made and with teeth there isn’t usually a one-size-fits-all.
Whitening at the Dentist:
The most common procedure is a custom-made tray that is filled with a bleaching solution that fits over your teeth with comfort. A dentist is there to make sure the products are used correctly and with safety in mind. Due to the observation of the dentist, the bleach used in your dental care office is superior to those used at home.
Which Option is Right for You
For long-lasting whiteness, getting a cleaning at the dentist is highly recommended; the products are better and the supervision is guaranteed safety. If you have sensitive teeth or gums it is best to avoid at-home products. Remember your smile is a great first impression!
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.