GET RID OF STAINS FOR GLEAMING TEETH
Consuming coffee and certain other staining beverages throughout your day may put a pep in your step, but it definitely isn't helping your teeth. A lifetime of stains from foods and beverages can result in discolored teeth. Even regularly brushing and flossing after each meal might not effectively give you the bright smile you'd like. Here are a few tooth whitening treatments at a range of prices, both professional-grade and over-the-counter products, to help you show off a brighter smile that will light up Flower Mound, TX.
YOUR WHITEST SMILE STARTS WITH REGULAR BRUSHING
Regularly flossing, brushing, and using a dental rinse is a great place to start. Also, it's a great idea to bring a travel-sized dental hygiene kit in your purse or backpack to keep handy at the office or school. Any time you use the bathroom or stop for a break, give your teeth a simple freshening up. Beyond taking care of your general oral hygiene, you'll also be whitening your teeth.
DRUGSTORE TEETH BLEACHING PRODUCTS
If you opt for a do-it-yourself product to whiten your smile, you may see slightly noticeable improvements by simply applying these treatments along with your typical brushing, flossing, and mouthwash routine. At several retailers and pharmacies in Flower Mound, TX, you can buy numerous kinds of tooth lightening products to use at home, including whitening mouthwash, activated charcoal, and gels containing hydrogen peroxide. It is always important to pay careful attention to the directions provided.
- ORAL TRAYS WITH BLEACHING GEL
Generalized teeth bleaching kits that use dental trays can be found in a variety of stores, and some even have a similar look as the professional tray systems provided at a dental practice. One of the primary differences between consumer and professional whitening systems is the customized fit. The dental trays in a nonprofessional whitening system might hurt to wear or could leave you with uneven results. Also, the bleaching gels in store-bought kits aren't customized for your specific needs, so you may develop sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks or other issues.
- TEETH BLEACHING STRIPS OR PENS
Many stores and drug stores stock a large selection of different kinds of bleaching strips and pens. The whitening strips are easily placed over your teeth and can be fairly hard to detect. The bleaching pen allows you to carefully apply a bleaching solution to your teeth when they are clean and dry. Once you have correctly applied the strip or solution to your teeth, you should let them set for as long as directed on the package.
- BLEACHING SYSTEMS WITH LED LIGHTS
To enhance the results from certain tooth whitening gels or strips, you can buy a special type of light. LED mouthpieces should be inserted around the teeth after you have put on your bleaching solution or strips. These special trays have a set exposure time and must be used only as instructed.
SINCE DRUGSTORE METHODS WORK, DO I REALLY NEED TO PAY FOR AN IN-OFFICE TREATMENT?
You need to remember that nonprofessional teeth whitening treatments won't give you the same level of results compared to teeth bleaching treatments done by a dentist. Over-the-counter systems have limited strength, so based on your stains and if you have any restorations, etc., your outcome could be visibly uneven. Plus, using these products can result in inflamed gums and sensitive teeth. Ask your dentist about nonprofessional teeth whitening options, how they perform compared to treatments they offer at their practice, and whether they would recommend any of them to improve your particular stains.
DENTIST-PERFORMED TEETH WHITENING METHODS
Routine dental exams and professional cleanings not only make sure that your whole mouth stays healthy, but they will also enhance the look of your smile. Clearing away the accumulated tartar and plaque from your enamel is an excellent way to spruce up your smile. If you want more dramatic results, speak to your dentist about the in-office teeth whitening options they provide. They may offer custom teeth whitening sessions, professional DIY kits, and ceramic veneers] for a complete smile makeover.
- DENTAL VENEERS
For a full smile makeover to effectively make your teeth more brilliant and mask other cosmetic concerns (such as broken teeth, gaps, excessive discoloration, and worn-down teeth), porcelain veneers may be a great choice. Veneers are specially designed to be natural looking and fit seamlessly over the teeth. Your dentist will need to carefully shave away a minimal amount of your tooth enamel in order to make room for the veneers. Once they're fitted to the teeth, you'll have a new, stunning smile.
- MEDICAL-GRADE AT-HOME WHITENING SYSTEMS
If you’d rather whiten in the privacy of home, many dentists provide professional at-home whitening kits. With personalized dental trays and a high-quality whitening solution selected for your goals, a do-it-yourself whitening system from your dentist will give you a much closer fit and even results. Systems from your dentist are simply a much better choice compared to store-bought products. After applying the whitening solution to both trays, you put them in your mouth for a certain amount of time, as instructed by your dental practitioner. Then, you remove the trays, wash them thoroughly, and store them in a safe place. During your next appointment, you can get more of your whitening gel. Do not use over-the-counter whitening products with your professional kits, since they can cause damage to your trays. You can use an at-home whitening kit as a stand-alone process or to keep your results after laser whitening.
- DENTIST-PERFORMED LASER TEETH WHITENING
In a professional laser whitening treatment, your dental practitioner will first apply a medical-grade whitening solution onto your enamel and then utilize a laser light. The energy emitted by the light boosts the whitening solution to create more dramatic results. This technique is a good choice if you need fast results to get ready for a special event or for those who have crowns, bridges, inlays, etc. Certain laser teeth whitening treatments can also help with internal discoloration, which over-the-counter products can't do.
ACHIEVE YOUR WHITEST, BEST SMILE
Getting uneven results or heat and cold sensitivity from over-the-counter whitening treatments can be quite frustrating. At MINT dentistry in Flower Mound, we offer home and in-office whitening treatments, as well as dental veneers. All of these treatments will be personalized to fit your aesthetic goals, so you see great results without compromising your teeth. Call us to set up a visit at our practice in Flower Mound, TX to learn about all of our professional and at-home whitening treatments to show off a brilliant, attractive smile.