Want to Whiten Your Teeth? Discover the Truth about Whiteners

by on October 9, 2020

Whiten Your TeethTeeth whitening is a great way to brighten up your smile. In recent years, all you have to do is walk down the dental care aisle at pharmacies, big-box retailers, or grocery stores, and you will notice a wide range and variety of teeth whitening products from gels and toothpastes to strips and cups.

Many people spend a lot of money on these store-bought products. However, they do not always work. Why? That is because a lot of whitening products are not allowed to have certain ingredients that only dentists are allowed to use in dental-formulated whiteners.

Another interesting fact is that as we get older our teeth will naturally start to change from bright white to yellow. Some teeth may even start to look gray if you have old metal fillings. So, no matter how much you brush, rinse, or use whiteners, you will not be able to turn them the bright white you desire.

To get bright white teeth, the best solution is to talk to your dentist in Brampton about veneers. These are small shells that are installed over the teeth that will look bright white. They are also great at covering up minor imperfections in teeth and gaps in between teeth.

You may also be surprised to learn that before you can whiten teeth, you have to start with clean teeth. If you have poor brushing and flossing habits, no amount of whitening will help. You need to visit your dentist first to have plaque and tartar removed. Otherwise, all you are doing is wasting money on whiteners.

Additionally, your teeth and gums must be in decent health. Not only do you need to see your dentist for a cleaning but also to ensure you have no cavities, dental decay, or other problems that need to be resolved. Once they are, then you can consider getting your teeth whitened.

Stop Throwing Money Away on Store-Bought Products

If you truly want white teeth, your dentist has proven methods that will help brighten up your smile. Most whitening sessions at your dentist’s office are anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the method used. For example, one method is to paint on a special solution onto the teeth, then use UV lights to activate the solution and whiten the teeth.

Aside from in-office procedures, your dentist may write you a prescription for an at-home whitening kit. These kits may feature a specially molded tray that goes over your teeth. You add the whitening agent into the tray and then bite down into the tray. You hold it in place for the required length of time.

In the end, if you want bright white teeth, don’t waste money on store-bought products that really won’t work. Instead, get your teeth whitened at your dentist.

For further information about teeth whitening and getting the bright white teeth you desire, please feel free to contact Kennedy Square Dental at 905-789-7339 today!

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