The Options for Whitening Your Teeth

The Options for Whitening Your Teeth

Your smile is often the first characteristic people notice about you. Feeling self-conscience about your smile can often keep you from enjoying yourself. However, we are here to tell you that there are options available that can give you a whiter and brighter smile.

Teeth-whitening treatments are an excellent choice if you feel the need for an extra boost. Whitening your teeth can help with discoloration from age, tobacco use, staining from certain foods and drinks, and even medications. Despite your reason to spring for a teeth-whitening treatment, the first step should always be to talk to your dentist.

Over-the-counter treatments are available in the form of toothpastes, whitening strips, and mouthwashes, which can be effective when used properly. However, there are many risks and dangers to whitening your teeth on your own. These risks include an increase in tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, gum tissue irritation, nausea, root damage, and, in some cases, vomiting. That is why it is always recommended to consult your dentist before trying a home treatment.

Another option available is an in-office whitening treatment that is provided directly from your dentist. This is the best option because you will be under the direct care and supervision of your dentist. You can feel safe and secure knowing you are in good hands as your dentist assists you.

Call and schedule an appointment with us today. Feel free to ask questions about any teeth-whitening option available. We are here to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of.

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