Is your smile looking a bit dull or yellow? This happens naturally over time, no matter how well you take care of your teeth with brushing and flossing. There are several reasons for this, including diet (many foods and drinks are especially staining), personal habits (such as smoking), or simply aging. Most people want to enhance the look and color of their smile, and there are many products available that come with the promise of doing just that. Teeth whitening substances can be found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and even chewing gum. At-home whitening treatments like strips and gels are also popular. However, the most dramatic results in teeth whitening are only available at your dentist office.
If you are interested in getting a professional teeth whitening treatment, it is important to learn about all your options. A professional in-office treatment system is administered directly by your dentist and guarantees the best results. The reason for this is because the whitening trays used in a dentist office are contoured to your individual dental profile. This provides the closest whitening and greatest effect. Additionally, the materials used by your dentist are guaranteed to be safe, and you can be sure that they will be handled safely. Following the procedure, your dentist can provide you with an at-home whitening treatment to allow you to do minor touch-ups as needed.
It is also important to know about the ingredients that you are using in whitening your teeth. This pertains to both over-the-counter options and those used by your dentist. Products available at any drugstore may be unreliable, either being ineffective at whitening your teeth at all or could be harmful to your oral health as they could possibly bleach your gums or wear away your teeth enamel. Before you undergo any whitening treatment, be sure to speak with your dentist about product recommendations and suggestions.
If you wish to improve the look of your smile, book an appointment with Dr. Shawn Javid soon. You can have confidence that you will receive the attention and care that you need from the doctor and his team.