Do it Yourself or Go Pro
Are you debating on at home whiteners versus in office whitening options?
There are many options to choose from and can sometimes become overwhelming.
If you plan on doing at home whitening here are a few tricks to make the most of your bleaching kit.
Have your teeth cleaned before you bleach you want to whiten the enamel, not the plaque. You should brush before using strips or trays, and rinse really well, since the fluoride in toothpaste can prevent teeth from absorbing the bleach.
Maintain your new smile by rinsing your mouth with water after meals and with a whitening mouthwash twice a day. Mouthwashes work better than whitening toothpastes for this purpose
At home whitening is not designed for everyone. If you've got gray teeth, sensitive teeth, or "my wedding is tomorrow" teeth in office whitening may be the best option. If you have to take ice out of your drinks, you shouldn't do bleaching at home. Sensitivity to cold means you'll probably be even more sensitive- if not in real pain-after bleaching. A dentist or technician can apply a protective coat to sensitive areas-fillings, receding gums, and teeth that have been ground down so patients experience less pain.
Whitening at home isn't an option if you have an event to go to like, tonight. But thanks to presciption strength peroxide (35-40%) a dentist can whiten teeth in 45 minutes
Veneers and ceramic replacements aren't affected by bleach, and bonded teeth can only be restored to their original color. But all of them can be polished to appear brighter.
There are many products to choose from which can become overwhelming. If you have questions about different options JUST ASK!!