Stained and discolored teeth can be a major cause of discomfort and low self-esteem. If you’re self-conscious about the dark shade on some of your teeth, consider teeth whitening.
We have discussed below three of the most popular teeth whitening procedures. Find out the one that suits your case best.
#1 – Use of gels and strips
These are peroxide-based products that work on stains that don’t run deep beyond the enamel. Gels are applied directly on your teeth using a toothbrush. Strips, on the other hand, are made of clear material and are placed over the discolored teeth for short periods of around 30 minutes at least twice a day for one month.
#2 – Bleaching agents
This is probably the most popular method of teeth whitening. It promises more effective and longer lasting results as it makes use of carbamide peroxide and other generally stronger bleaching compounds.
Your dentist may opt to use a buffer to prevent the corrosion from bleaching agents that are highly concentrated on hydrogen peroxide.
#3 – Teeth whitening toothpaste
Most low concentrated teeth whitening toothpaste can be obtained over the counter, though it’s advisable that you seek guidance from a specialist to ensure you’re using the right product and in the right way. It’s also recommended that you ensure the product you purchase has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval.
Teeth whitening toothpaste can be suitable for you if your stains are from habits such as coffee drinking and cigarette smoking.
Where to receive your teeth cleaning
Regardless of the procedure being performed on you, teeth whitening is a single appointment treatment that requires little to no preparation. Call Columbus Family Dentistry today at 661-322-1300 to schedule a teeth whitening appointment with our qualified dentist. We’re also open to walk-in visits at our office in Bakersfield, 93301.