Everything seems a little brighter in the summer. The sun shines stronger, the grass is greener and the sky a more brilliant shade of blue. With longer days and more daylight, life just seems to be a bit lighter compared to other times of the year. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take that feeling of brightness and carry it with you long after the summer has ended? When it comes to your teeth, you can do just that simply by having your teeth whitened!
While there are many options available on the market designed to make your pearly whites shine a bit brighter, none are quite as effective or long lasting as a laser teeth whitening treatment. This painless and simple procedure is performed right in the comfort of your dentist’s office and takes an hour or less. During the procedure, your teeth are first professionally cleaned, just as they would be when you have a routine cleaning appointment. Then, after your gums are covered for protection, a light-activated bleaching agent is carefully applied to the surfaces of your teeth using a small brush. A laser light is then used to activate the ingredients, which effectively whiten your teeth.
Laser teeth whitening can whiten and brighten your teeth dramatically, even if you have persistent stains or areas of discoloration. It is the most effective treatment for improving the color of your teeth and also provides long-lasting results. In fact, with a proper oral hygiene regimen, as well as regular trips to the dentist for professional cleanings and preventative care, you can expect your teeth to stay brighter for years.
If you are interested in other methods of tooth whitening, there are a number for you to consider as well. Another effective option is a take-home tooth whitening kit, such as Zoom. This option offers almost equally dramatic results as the laser treatment but can be done in the convenience of your own home. With this method, you will be provided with a mouthguard and whitening agents that can be used to improve the color of your teeth. The kits provided by your dentist provide more dramatic results than those you can purchase over the counter due to the fact that a higher concentration of whitening agent can be used.
For those that don’t want to go through the expense of a professional whitening treatment, there are options available at the local store. These range from whitening kits to strips, toothpastes and mouthwashes. While the price is significantly lower than what you will find at your dentist, the effectiveness of the whitening is also dramatically reduced. In this case, you clearly get what you pay for. If you’re looking for just a boost of brightness to breathe some new life into your dull-looking teeth, this may do the trick. But if you are looking to see a significant color change or to remove persistent stains, you may be better off saving up your money until you can invest in a more effective option like laser teeth whitening.
For more information about tooth whitening options, contact Gentle Dental in Queens at 718-461-0100.