The best teeth whitening options for you depend on a couple of factors including the nature of your discoloration and your goals for your teeth. Surface level discoloration is treated differently than deep, permanent discoloration. In addition, the level of the discoloration will determine which whitening method will be the most effective. To get started on your journey to whiter teeth, start out by looking at the things in your life that are causing stains. Once you get the stain-causing elements under control you can explore both in-home and professional teeth whitening options to find the best solution for your teeth.
Cut out the things that are causing stains
The first step in getting the white teeth that you want is to cut out or reduce the things in your life that are causing stains. Everyday food and drink such as berries, coffee, soda, and wine can all cause surface level stains. Can you reduce or eliminate any of these things? Berries are good for your health so eliminating them is not the best option. In order to protect against staining from healthy sources you can develop the habit of brushing after consumption. Smoking is another element that can cause stains on your teeth. Over time, the stains caused by smoking can become permanent and surface level whitening options will be ineffective. The best way to prevent the stains caused by smoking is to eliminate this habit from your life. Cutting out the things that are causing stains – as much as possible – is a key element to getting the white teeth you desire.
In-home whitening methods
In-home teeth whitening methods can provide some results for surface level stains. If you wish your teeth were a little bit whiter but do not consider them to be seriously stained, in-home whitening is a potentially valuable option. In-home whitening options include whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, strips, and paint-on gel. Each one of these options can gradually whiten your teeth if you are struggling with surface stains. It is important to note that you are not going to see immediate and dramatic results with in-home whitening methods.
Professional teeth whitening
Professional teeth whitening is the best whitening option if you are looking for immediate and dramatic results. In-office whitening can remove up to ten shades of stains in as little as 60 minutes. You will walk out of the dentist with immediate and noticeable results. The results of professional whitening will also last much longer than those from in-home methods, especially if you protect your teeth from substances that can cause stains going forward.
Many people find that combining these whitening efforts – making changes in diet, using whitening toothpaste daily, and getting professional whitening – provide the most noticeable and long lasting results. You can start the process of getting whiter teeth by scheduling a consult at Dental Remedies.