Along with having straight teeth, having white teeth is the best way to have the perfect smile. But things such as poor oral hygiene, bad diets, smoking, and accidents can all impact how your teeth look. Fortunately, through modern dentistry and technology, there are many different ways to whiten your teeth.
With so many options to choose from though, what is the best way to whiten your teeth? Our dental experts at Chang Dental Group are happy to go over some of the most popular options and explain how each option works along with their benefits. Here are 3 popular teeth whitening options to consider for a brighter, whiter smile:
Option #1: Professional teeth whitening
The top recommended option for immediate whitening results is professional teeth whitening. Your dentist will apply a dental peroxide-based gel to the surface of your teeth. This gel acts like a bleach, breaking up the stains and bringing out the white teeth beneath for a brighter smile.
Professional teeth whitening is fast, long-lasting, and painless. Furthermore, because it is applied by a professional, your teeth whitening will be even and help you tackle stains all around your mouth. Be aware though that teeth whitening doesn’t provide any teeth restoration, and isn’t as effective at brightening stains on dentures, crowns, and other teeth replacements.
Option #2: Over-the-Counter whitening treatments
If you’re looking to save money, there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments you can buy at the store. These inexpensive solutions will keep you from having to visit a dentist, but they generally take time to brighten your smile and can result in uneven brightening if applied incorrectly. Just like professional teeth whitening, over-the-counter whitening treatments also aren’t great for deep stains or for brightening prosthetic teeth.
A few over-the-counter whitening treatments include:
- Whitening toothpaste
- Whitening strips
- Whitening gels
- Whitening cream trays
- Whitening mouthwash
Option #3: Porcelain veneers or dental crowns
Are you looking for a more permanent whitening solution, or to repair cracked and chipped teeth? You may want to consider a porcelain veneer or a dental crown instead. Veneers are thin covering shells applied to small cracks, chips, and stains to help your tooth look more natural. A dental crown is a cap placed on top of your tooth designed to restore shape and functionality.
There are a wide range of restorative dental treatments that also provide cosmetic benefits for a brighter white smile. Consult your dentist to find out if you’re better suited for restorative rather than strictly cosmetic whitening treatment.
Contact Chang Dental Group for whiter teeth
Want to improve your smile and live near Natick or Framingham Massachusetts? Then consider visiting us at Chang Dental group. Both of our locations are staffed with experienced dentists ready to help you brighten your smile. Along with general and cosmetic dentistry, we also provide other services to help you perfect your smile, including dental implants and even full mouth reconstruction.
Contact us today if you want to learn more or to schedule an appointment, and we look forward to seeing you here at Chang Dental Group.