When was the last time you looked in the mirror and liked what you saw? If your teeth are no longer looking their finest, professional teeth whitening could help. Unlike over-the-counter products that can only address minor surface stains, professional whitening can provide dramatic results, allowing you to smile confidently, knowing your teeth look bright and fresh. In very little time, professional whitening can make you like the smile staring back at you!
Understand Your Options
Many whitening products rely on forms of peroxide to help bleach the teeth. Professional whitening treatments, in particular, though, offer safe and reliable results. Nite Wite, for instance, is a gel formula that uses carbamide peroxide to lighten teeth by several shades. In fact, most patients will see dramatic results after just one use, but can safely continue using the product each night for a month to maximize results.
There is also a daytime version, called Day White Excel 3, which is designed for people with sensitive teeth. It can be used for 30 minutes a day, twice a day, in order to minimize discomfort.
Your cosmetic dentist can help determine which form of treatment will be best for you depending on the degree of staining you’ve experienced and your teeth sensitivity.
What You Should Know
The best way to maintain your whitening results is to limit your intake of staining foods and drinks like coffee and soda, as well as any tobacco products. You’ll also need to practice good oral hygiene, including twice daily brushing and flossing. You won’t need to purchase special products labeled whitening, however, as maintaining results is primarily a matter of developing good dental habits.