Your smile creates an immediate, subconscious, visual impact on people you meet. A brighter smile gives the impression of youth, vitality, radiant health, happiness, and warmth. A bright smile is perceived as a healthy smile. Teeth whitening remains one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile.
TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING:
There are various ways to whiten your teeth, but the two most common are in-office treatment and the do-it-yourself approach with over the counter products. OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) OR HOME TOOTH WHITENING SYSTEMS.
There are a few over-the-counter tooth whitening methods that can be purchased without your dentist’s supervision. They include whitening strips, paint-on tooth gel, mouth trays with gel, whitening toothpaste, and even whitening gum.
IN-OFFICE TETTH WHITENING
In-office whitening affects only the front eight teeth and is a great jump start for take-home whitening, which is always part of an effective whitening program. Your dentist is best qualified to handle any issues that may arise from whitening treatments, such as tooth sensitivity. Today most tooth sensitivity cases are easily managed. Tooth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, and if you’re following up regularly with a home whitening product for regular maintenance.