Would you describe your smile as pearly white? Most people don’t have naturally bright, white smiles. Does the color of your teeth make you feel a bit self-conscious?
There’s no need to be ashamed to smile anymore! Thanks to the wonders of today’s cosmetic dentistry, tooth color can be corrected to virtually any extent, in a number of different ways.
Which technique is right for you? Let’s explore some options.
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Whiteners
Over-the-counter products are generally safe, but only have minimal effect compared to prescription strength gels. They’re better for maintaining a white smile after deeper bleaching. It never hurts to try out an OTC product to see what you think.
Professional tooth bleaching packs the most powerful punch. Results are instant and dramatic. You might need to repeat the procedure only once or twice a year, or never again if you maintain the new color of your teeth with at-home products.
Would you prefer gradual whitening that you complete at home? Custom-fitted bleaching trays and a concentrated bleaching gel from your dentist give you control over your results. It takes longer than the in-office process, but the results are better than what you’ll find in an OTC box or bottle.
For the stubborn teeth that just won’t lighten, you may want to consider dental veneers. Veneers are false fronts that hide a multitude of sins! Besides tooth color, veneers smooth out tooth texture and fill in chips or gaps. Veneers are often made from porcelain and personalized to suit your smile.
Make teeth lightening a part of next dental makeover and ask your dentist about which whitening options are best for you.
Posted on behalf of:
Milton Dental Specialists
13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004
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