Everyone wants to look their best, and an easy way to boost the appearance of your smile is with teeth whitening. There are several ways to do this as well as some things you can do for longer-lasting results.
Just remember, teeth whitening doesn’t last forever! So to keep your teeth pearly white, try not to eat or drink foods that will stain the enamel. Common staining foods are coffees, teas, red wines, chocolate, deep colored berries, and colored candies. If you do have any of these food and drinks, limit the amount of time your teeth is in contact with them and drink plenty of water. Also, regular teeth cleanings and a good hygiene routine will help to keep your teeth white and healthy for a beautiful smile!
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In-office whitening is the fastest way to whiten your teeth. It takes less than an hour and will whiten your teeth up to eight shades. Our system of choice is the Zoom Brightening which is completely safe and delivers amazing results.
Our office can also make whitening trays for you. These custom fitted trays are created using an impression of your teeth. They are made of plastic, and depending on the results you want, you will fill each tray with a bleaching gel each day, and wear the trays for a prescribed period of time.
At Home Whitening Kits
Over the counter whitening kits come in a few forms. You have probably seen them in strip and gel forms, or maybe even in whitening “rinses”. These will take several weeks to deliver the results most patients want. The formulas used in these over the counter products use hydrogen peroxide, the same substance used for in-office whitening, but in a more diluted form.