What is Teeth Whitening?
What Causes Discoloration On Our Teeth?
Certain types of foods and drinks can remove the outer layer of the tooth structure and stain your teeth. The most common include
- Red sauces
- Red wine
Teeth whitening options fall into three categories
- In-office one-hour whitening: whitening administered by us, your dentist
- Dentist-prescribed take-home: whitening kits dispensed by us, your dentist, for you to use at home
- Store-bought kit: whitening kits that are obtained over the counter or made at home.
In-office whitening treatments are beneficial for a few reasons, including speed and duration. Have a wedding, job interview, date, or other important events, and need white teeth fast?
In-office treatments work quickly, often needing only one treatment over one hour, and last longer than other alternatives, meaning you and your loved ones can enjoy your smile for months.
Treatments Provided By Your Dentist
Can I DIY my Teeth Whitening?
Unlike the whitening administered by dentists, over-the-counter whitening products contain no professional whitening agents. This means, depending on your personal teeth staining, at-home whitening may not be as effective nor help you reach a gleaming aesthetic. They can also be messy, time-consuming, and depending on the product, may even damage your teeth.
At the end of the day, whitening products produce the best results when done under your dentist's supervision at Peabody Dental care.