The 411 on At-Home Whitening

It’s no secret that at-home whitening, although useful at getting rid of surface stains, isn’t nearly as effective as in-office whitening treatments like laser whitening and custom whitening trays. However, if you do have naturally white teeth but have started to notice that they’re starting to yellow or become a bit discolored due to habits like drinking coffee and black tea, then an at-home whitening kit might be the perfect solution for you. With multiple optios of at-home whitening available for you to try, it can be hard to know which solution is ideal for you. Read on to learn more.

Whitening Strips
Whitening strips are one of the fastest and most effective ways to get rid of surface stains while in the comforts of your own home. Created in different strengths to help give you a whiter smile in either a week or 24 hours, whitening strips are a great way to spruce up your smile in virtually no time. However, be aware that the strong the solution you use, the more likely your teeth will become sensitive to things like hot and cold temperatures.

Whitening Toothpaste
Whitening toothpastes are ideal for people to use everyday in order to maintain a whiter looking smile. Complete with fluoride and peroxide, whitening toothpastes are a safe and easy way to remove small surface stains from your teeth both morning and night.

Whitening Pens
Whitening pens are small pen like containers that carry a whitening gel in them and can be applied using a small brush that’s at the end of the container. Although not necessarily an ideal solution to get your teeth whiter on its own, whitening pens are great to use in between whitening treatments or the use of whitening strips. Simply rinse your mouth out with water or brush your teeth before use, and slowly pain on the whitening solution.

To learn more about at-home whitening or whitening in general, contact our office today to schedule an appointment!