What Tooth Whitening Method Is Best for Me?

Have you ever thought about tooth whitening? The orphans in "Annie" sing, "You're never fully dressed without a smile." A smile is your best accessory, and it always matches your outfit and the occasion. Your smile will have even more of an impact on the people around you when your teeth are pearly white.

There are several whitening products available for people who want to whiten their teeth. The cost, duration of treatment and results vary. Some of the top choices are products that can be easily used at home.

Whitening Toothpastes

Colgate has several toothpastes to brighten your smile, including Colgate® 2in1 Whitening and Oxygen Whitening, which contains mouthwash and other ingredients to whiten your teeth.

After the trays have been inserted in your mouth, the dental professional will advise you to the length of time they will be placed on your teeth. The exact time may vary and the number of times applied will depend on the brand and formulation. Some offices have televisions available so that you can relax while you wait. Many practices also allow you to take the trays home to perform the procedure by yourself in the comfort of your own home.

While professional bleaching gives the quickest and most dramatic results, it is often the most expensive method. Inquire with your dental insurance provider whether it is covered. To maintain your new smile, follow up with a whitening toothpaste after using either professional or over-the-counter bleaching products.

This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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Tips to Prevent Tooth Discoloration After TEETH WHITENING

Once you’ve completed a whitening treatment, there are a few steps you can take to maintain your whiter smile.

  • Avoid stain-causing foods and beverages – coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks, hard candy, berries and tomato sauce are all foods that can cause tooth discoloration.
  • Use a straw – when drinking beverages, use a straw to keep stain-causing dyes away from your teeth.
  • Quit smoking – smoking tobacco can cause teeth to become discolored. Eliminating tobacco can help keep your teeth bright.

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