Ways To Get A Brighter, Whiter Smile

Your dentist may offer laser teeth whitening, custom home whitening kits, and veneers.

    Your dentist can 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 produces the best results. This technique is great for when you need your teeth whitener in a hurry for a special event or if you have dental restorations. Certain laser teeth whitening systems can also help with 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 about a professional home whitening kit. With custom-made dental trays for a comfortable fit along with professional-strength whitening gel selected for your needs and goals, a home whitening kit from your dentist is a much better choice than store-bought products. After applying the gel to the trays, you put it over your teeth for however long you were you were told by your dentist. Then, you can take the trays out, clean them, and store them for the next use. At your next appointment, you can get a refill on your whitening gel. Do not use over-the-counter whitening products with your custom trays since they may cause damage to the trays. You can use a home whitening kit alone or to maintain your results after laser whitening.
    If you want to make your smile brighter quickly and cover other cosmetic flaws (such as chips, gaps, discoloration, short teeth), cosmetic veneers may be a good option. Porcelain veneers are custom designed to look natural and fit comfortably over your teeth. Veneers are a great option if you have internal stains or stubborn discoloration that cannot be improved, even with professional whitening treatments.

If you’re tired of limited results or tooth sensitivity caused by over-the-counter teeth whitening products, ask your dentist about professional teeth whitening options. DentalWorks in Clearwater, IN offers laser teeth whitening, home whitening kits, and cosmetic veneers. All of these options will be customized to match your needs and goals, so you get stunning results without compromising your oral health. Ask about professional whitening options at your next visit or call to schedule a consultation so you can start enjoying a smile that’s brighter.