Tips To Whiten Your Teeth And Keep Them White

Dentist Blog

Your teeth may not be bright white — they may be a little off-white — but when they are tinged yellow or have a brownish color, it can make you feel self-conscious. When you smile, you want someone to notice everything about you, not stay focused on just your teeth, at least not for the wrong reasons. Whitening your teeth is one option to give you a brighter smile. If your teeth just aren't the shade of white you want, read on for tips to help give you a bright smile. 

Teeth Whitening Strips

Teeth whitening strips can be used to whiten your teeth, although some of these strips can take a long time to whiten your teeth. They may also cause your teeth to get sensitive. Try using these whitening strips to see if they help whiten your teeth. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the teeth whitening strips. Stop using them if your teeth become too sensitive, and discuss this sensitivity with your dentist.

Tooth Whitening Toothpaste

Tooth whitening toothpaste works to clean your teeth and to whiten your teeth. You simply brush your teeth as you normally would with your traditional toothpaste, and you'll remove the stains on your teeth at the same time. Tooth whitening toothpaste can also take time to whiten your teeth. There are a number of different types of tooth whitening toothpaste on the market today. Look for toothpaste that whitens and helps with sensitivity.

Teeth Whitening Procedure

Talk to your dentist about a tooth whitening procedure through the dental office. There are different types of procedures that can be used, including whitening strips or toothpaste that may not be offered at your local store. Your dentist may also suggest tooth whitening trays or even laser whitening procedures. Talk to your dentist about what procedure would work best for the types of tooth stains you have on your teeth. Some stains may not be able to be whitened with strips or toothpaste. Stains that have set in from childhood due to bottle rot or from poor dental care may be more difficult to whiten. Other surface stains from caffeine and from tobacco usage may also be difficult to remove. 

Talk to your dentist about which tooth whitening procedure would be best for your teeth and the type of stains you have on your teeth. Discuss teeth whitening with your dentist before attempting any type of at-home procedures or products to prevent dental issues such as sensitivity.


21 September 2020

To Tell the Tooth: A Dental Blog

Do you care for your teeth like you should? Most people brush their teeth, but so many people rush through this process and are not as careful as they should be. Still others avoid flossing. A lack of dental care over the years can lead to increased decay. Thankfully, we have dentists who can treat decay with fillings, crowns, and in some cases, root canals. Dentists also provide preventative care. They can clean your teeth and use things like fluoride treatments to strengthen your enamel. The more you know about dental care, the better you'll be able to care for your mouth, so feel free to read some of the articles on this website.