If you want pearly white teeth, you might do anything to get them, and that includes ordering at-home teeth whitening trays online. Are these safe for your teeth? Some have been proven to move your bite along with them. Whether or not you have had orthodontic work done, here’s why you shouldn’t buy at-home whitening trays without talking with your dentist.
Teeth can gradually get more dull and yellow over time due to the foods we eat and the beverages we consume. However, there are often more contributing factors that can play a role in someone’s teeth yellowing. Teeth stains can be caused by:
Not all stains are created equal, and there are a few different types of stains that could be on your teeth. There are three teeth stains. Those are known as extrinsic, intrinsic, and age-related teeth stains.
There are a couple of different teeth whitening options available to you over the counter. You can use teeth whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, or opt to use whitening strips.
Whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes tend to not do much. In this case, toothpastes tend to do about the same across the board. White strips available over-the-counter can do more, however, they are messy and difficult to use, and don’t do much for the teeth in the back of your mouth.
Are whitening options over-the-counter safe? They’re safe in moderation. Over-the-counter options are made using weaker formulas than you’d find at your dentist’s office, and can often only be used for a short period of time because they could be dangerous to ingest. Having your teeth whitened by a professional is the best way to get the most noticeable results in the safest way.
At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we use Zoom teeth whitening in our office. This quick and professional in-office whitening treatment can brighten your smile up to 8 shades after just one treatment. This can help you achieve a whiter, more bright and beautiful smile.
Regardless of the cause, staining and discoloration in your teeth can make you feel embarrassed of your smile’s appearance. This could result in you not smiling with your teeth in pictures and always trying to hide from the camera. If this is you, our dentist may recommend our Zoom teeth whitening treatment. Zoom in-office whitening is a safe and simple process that uses advanced and effective methods to leave you with beautiful, long-lasting results. In most cases, this treatment takes about one hour. If you come in for this appointment, here is what your appointment will look like. We will:
After you have completed your three 15-minute whitening sessions, you will walk out of our office with a brighter, more confident smile. We will also give you instructions about how to care for your whiter smile at home, as well as a touch-up kit that will help your smile last longer.
To learn more about Zoom teeth whitening, we invite you to call or visit us today. We look forward to helping you achieve your picture-perfect smile!