When it comes to whitening your smile, you have plenty of options to choose from. Unfortunately, not all of them are equally effective. A check-up and cleaning before your next whitening treatment can ensure that you get the most out of your teeth whitening experience.
Some common options include:
- Whitening toothpastes
These special toothpastes contain an abrasive that can polish teeth and remove superficial stains. They cannot substantially lighten the color of your teeth, though.
- Over-The-Counter whitening strips and kits
OTC whiteners use a peroxide-based formula in a lower strength for safety. They are easy to apply and use, but the results can be minimal.
- Professional at-home whitening
This is an excellent alternative to OTC whiteners and can dramatically lighten teeth with a prescription-strength formula.
- Professional in-office whitening
This treatment is considered the fastest and most effective whitening option available. Professional in-office whitening offers the dramatic results you crave with a single office visit. Teeth can be transformed, with results being eight to 10 shades whiter. Your new look can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
Anyone with healthy teeth and gums may be a candidate for teeth bleaching. Call us to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our West Hollywood cosmetic dentist.