If you’re looking to make your teeth whiter, there are several options available to you. Here are some common methods for teeth whitening:
1. Over the Counter Whitening Products
a. Whitening toothpaste: use a toothpaste specifically formulated for whitening, which can help remove surface stains.
b. Whitening strips: these thin, flexible strips coated with a whitening gel are applied to the teeth for a designated period. They can
help lighten the color of your teeth over time.
c. Whitening mouthwashes: some mouthwashes contain ingredients that help remove surface stains and brighten your smile.
2. Professional Take-Home Whitening Kits
a. We would provide you with custom-fitted trays and a professional-grade whitening gel for you to use at home. This method typically yields more significant results compared to over-the-counter options.
3. In-Office Teeth Whitening
a. Here at Grand View, the only in-office teeth whitening product we use is called KöR and it focuses primarily on if you have tetracycline staining.
4. Lifestyle Changes
a. Limit staining substances: reduce your consumption of beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and cola, which can contribute to tooth staining. If you do consume them, rinse your mouth afterward or use a straw to minimize contact with your teeth.
b. Quit smoking: tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco, can cause tooth discoloration. Quitting can help prevent further staining and improve your overall oral health.
5. Good Oral Hygiene
a. Maintain a regular oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing daily to remove surface stains and prevent further discoloration.
6. Professional Dental Cleaning
a. Regular dental cleanings can help remove surface stains and tarter buildup, making your teeth appear brighter and cleaner.
7. Veneers or Bonding
a. If you have severe staining or discoloration that doesn’t respond to traditional whitening methods, your dentist may recommend veneers or bonding to cover the front surface of your teeth and improve their appearance It’s important to note that the effectiveness of teeth whitening methods can vary depending on the cause and type of discoloration. It’s best to consult with one of our dentists to determine the most appropriate whitening option for you and to ensure your oral health is in good condition before undergoing any teeth whitening treatments. They can provide personalized advice and guidance based on your specific needs and goals.
To learn more about teeth whitening in Appleton, Wisconsin, we invite you to call our Grand View Family and Cosmetic Dentistry team today at 920-996-0123. Dr. Stephen Moore or Dr. Nathan Hoftiezer and the rest our dedicated team are excited to help you with all your dental needs.