Teeth Whitening: What You Should Know

Teeth Whitening: What You Should Know

To many people, having the perfect set of white teeth is merely a distant dream. Maybe you are one of the millions who have invested in countless different whitening products or DIY treatments to no avail. What is the solution? Our dentists at Bayside Dental want to educate you on the best and safest way to whiten you smile.

What is In-office bleaching?

Talk to your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for in-office bleaching. What does this involve? During your visit to our clinic, our dentist will apply a bleaching agent to your enamel and then enhance the effect by using a special light. The lasers help to ensure the teeth are whitened. This process may take up to several visits until you achieve the desired shade.

What are some at-home procedures and products?

Many of us lead busy lives and prefer to use products in the comfort of our own home. Thankfully, there are a variety of options to whiten your teeth. One option is to talk to your dentist about getting a custom mouthguard and whitening gel for at-home use. Another option is a whitening toothpaste. They have a unique chemical helps to remove stains. There are other bleaching solutions as well.

How should I choose a whitening product?

For your safety and to get the most out of your product, we recommend looking for ADA approved dental products. This meet a requirement of safety and effectiveness, so you don’t have to waste your time on products that won’t work for you. For more information on choosing the best teeth whitening product for your smile, we encourage you to contact our dental staff. Call us today to set up your next appointment!