People not only want straighter teeth, they want whiter teeth as well. Of course, achieving whiter teeth does take some effort on your part. Getting whiter teeth requires more than the regular brushing and flossing that you do everyday. To achieve teeth whitening, you could opt for at-home whitening or making use of those over-the-counter treatments.
Teeth tend to get discolored because of a variety of bad habits, such as smoking and drinking too much caffeine. Brown or yellow colored teeth can be unsightly, and people will think that you are practicing poor dental hygiene. Fortunately, there are solutions that you could do in order to make your teeth whiter. Depending on how white you want your teeth to be, you can choose to do these yourself or consult a specialist.
Since your smile is the first thing that most people would notice, you know that you want to make a good impression. Most over the counter treatments, such as whitening strips and special toothpastes could be bought at your local drugstore or grocery, without a prescription. Most of these whiteners contain bleaching agents and carbamide peroxide gels, so these would be relatively safe to use. There are also natural ways to whiten teeth, such as using the pulp of crushed strawberries. Most would opt for this type of treatment since it is cheaper than choosing to go to a dentist. This type of treatment doesn’t guarantee long term results.
With at-home whitening, the treatment is being carried out in the hands of a professional. Of course, your specialist has to be certified in the field, so make sure your dentist has the necessary credentials first. Depending on the level of whiteness you might want for your teeth, you could choose to have your teeth bleached which means that you would whiten your teeth beyond their natural color, or simply opt for a teeth whitening which would restore your teeth to their natural color.
Your smile is the first thing people notice about. It is always essential to put one’s best foot forward and we can help you achieve whiter teeth with the help of cosmetic dentistry and professional teeth whitening. Contact us today.