Smile Brighter With Home And Professional Whitening Options

Ask your dentist if they recommend store-bought whitening treatments for you.

At your dentist’s office, your exam and cleaning can not only help the health of your teeth, but they can also improve your smile. Eliminating the plaque and tartar from your teeth is an excellent way to brighten your teeth. If you want more dramatic results, talk to your dentist about cosmetic teeth whitening treatments. Your dentist may offer laser teeth whitening, custom home whitening kits, and veneers.

    Performed in the dentist’s office, first they will apply a medical-grade whitening gel to your teeth and then expose the treated teeth to the laser light. The heat from the laser is what activates the whitening product. A laser whitening treatment is great for an important event or if you have dental restorations. Certain laser teeth whitening systems can improve internal discoloration, which cannot be improved with store-bought whitening kits.
    If you’d prefer to whiten in the comfort and privacy of your home, ask your dentist if they offer professional home whitening kits during your next appointment. With custom-made dental trays for a comfortable fit along with professional-strength whitening gel selected for your goals, a home whitening kit customized by your dentist is a much better choice than generic products. After applying the whitening product to both trays, you put it over your teeth for however long you were you were told by your dentist. When you’re ready, you can take the trays out, wash them thoroughly, and store them for the next use. At your next cleaning, you can get a refill on your whitening gel. Do not combine over-the-counter whitening products with your custom trays since they may damage your trays. You can use a home whitening kit by itself or to boost your in-office treatment results.
    To make your teeth brighter and address other cosmetic flaws (for example, chips, gaps, discoloration, short teeth), veneers may be a good treatment. Cosmetic veneers are custom made to for a comfortable fit that looks natural. Cosmetic veneers are an ideal option to mask stubborn stains and discoloration that cannot be fixed, even with laser whitening treatments.

If you’re tired of minimal results or tooth sensitivity caused by over-the-counter teeth whitening products, schedule a consultation with your dentist to learn about professional teeth whitening options. DentalWorks in Columbus, OH offers home and in-office whitening treatments, as well as veneers. All of these options will be customized to achieve your needs and goals, so you get beautiful results. You can ask about our professional whitening options at your next visit or call to schedule a consultation to get closer to a beautifully bright and confident smile.