Other Whitening Options
If you are looking for more dramatic whitening results, you may need something more. If you want an even whiter smile, there are other options. Some are done in your dentist’s office; your dentist prescribes some for home use and, others are available at your local drug store. The best thing to do is to start with your dental professional for a consultation. Here are some of the options that might come up.
- A teeth whitening treatment, which typically involves the use of bleach and a special light.
- At-home whitening products, such as a whitening pen, to bleach your teeth. Tell your dental professional if you have sensitive teeth or gums.
Other things to consider
If you have gray or yellow teeth, you may not achieve a perfectly white smile. Also, whitening treatments won't change the color of fillings, veneers, or crowns.
Whitening toothpaste is an inexpensive, easy way to remove stains. It will take a little time, and you may need to make some lifestyle changes (like how much coffee you drink), but you can get good results. If you want to make your smile even brighter, have a conversation with your dental professional about options. A white bright smile is a great way to make someone’s day, especially your own.