Are you thinking about getting some teeth whitening done? Maybe you have a job interview coming up, and you want your smile to look its best. Consider whitening your teeth for a brighter, more confident smile. Teeth whitening can rejuvenate your smile and give you a significant confidence boost. This post will look at several ways you can whiten your teeth with Lovett Dental Conroe.
An easy way to whiten your teeth is to use a whitening toothpaste. Your dentist at our general dentistry can advise on brands and usage, and you can pick up the toothpaste with your regular grocery shopping. It’s always useful for your dentist to know which toothpaste you use so that they can discuss teeth whitening with you.
It is essential to discuss heavily stained teeth with your dentist so that you aren’t missing any problems, as there are several reasons your teeth become stained or discolored, such as:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Coffee, wine, and tea
- Tooth decay and cavities
- Age and medication
Whitening products only work on natural teeth and will not work on dentures, crowns, and other artificial teeth, but some natural roots can be whitened from the inside to improve the color of a dead tooth.
Peroxide Teeth Whitening Gel
A peroxide-based gel is one of several teeth whitening options. It’s safe for use and will lighten the surface of your teeth without causing any damage. Peroxide will bleach your teeth to lighten them, the same way it lightens your hair. Make sure the gel you use is designed for dental use, as the wrong product will damage your tooth enamel, or better yet, seek expert advice for your teeth whitening services. A dentist can provide the right kit for you, and show you how to use it for the best effects.
There are several options for your at-home teeth whitening kits, such as:
- Kits provided by your dentist
In recent years, many people are using charcoal to whiten their teeth, but there is no clinical evidence to support this. Also, charcoal can damage your tooth enamel, as it comes in a ‘scrub’ format, which can wear tooth enamel down. Above all, abrasive substances are detrimental to your oral health, and you should be wary.
Teeth Whitening Options at Lovett Dental Conroe
At Lovett Dental Conroe, expert dentists will whiten your teeth from 3 to 8 shades brighter. Usually, you will have to make one 2-hour visit to the dentist, but several visits may sometimes be required, although these will be shorter. Teeth whitening might be more expensive than toothpaste or a home kit, but you will get excellent results. Relaxing in the knowledge that your teeth are in the hands of a skilled dentist, you can enjoy a dazzling smile and beautiful teeth.
Lovett Dental Conroe will whiten your teeth using up to 43% peroxide, which is a higher concentration than anything you can use at home, and it will give you much more substantial results. If you choose an at-home option, always ask your dentist first, as bleaching your teeth can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Your dentist will advise you on the concentration of the product you need, depending on your circumstances. Lovett Dental Conroe can provide you with a home kit, and the best advice on how to use it. Home kits are usually between 3% and 20% peroxide.
Once you have that bright smile, look after it! Tooth whitening can last up to three years, but you will significantly shorten that time by continuing the same habits that stained your teeth in the first place. Your dentist can advise you on how to reduce tooth staining. To speak to one of our dentists about teeth whitening, call Lovett Dental Conroe at 936-760-2400.