What Are My Options to Correct a Dull Smile?
- Posted on: Jun 15 2018
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We here at the clinic have been known to make some bad dental decisions. The very decisions we warn against can sometimes get to the best of us. For example, we’ve been known to forget to floss after a long night (rarely, though it does happen). We’ve also made the mistake of drinking coffee and wine, which results in staining our teeth. But we’d be willing to bet you haven’t noticed a dullness in our smiles, because we are also well-aware of how to remove those pesky stains. Are you looking to brighten that beautiful smile? Keep reading for some great options!
Crest 3D White Whitestrips
These at-home teeth-whitening strips can be found at grocery stores across the country. They are applied at home, and are often used regularly for 30 minutes at a time. Depending on which specific product you use, the directions may vary slightly.
If you’re looking for more dramatic results, then in-office teeth whitening might be for you. Teeth whitening agents (based on hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) are professionally applied to the teeth during an office visit that may take about an hour long. Special lights or lasers may also be used in conjunction with the whiteners.
At-Home Custom Teeth Whitening
Impressions are made of the teeth, so you can fill them with whitening solution and use them at home. This is also a great option for more dramatic results.
Regardless of which teeth-whitening option you’re interested in, we recommend coming in for a dental visit before you start the process. Why? Because the bleaching agents in teeth whiteners can often exacerbate dental issues such as cavities, loose fillings, and even issues with your gums. Also, a good dental cleaning might be able to help remove some surface stains and help you improve your smile even faster!
If you’re interested in teeth-whitening, give us a call at (713) 943-9832 for a consultation! There are many options and we can help you make the best decision for what you’re looking for. We can’t wait to help you get the smile you want.
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