A whiter, brighter smile can change your life in more ways than you may realize. Not only can a white smile enhance your overall appearance but also, it can make you look younger, boost your confidence and improve your outlook on life. It can also positively impact others’ impressions of you. If you want to experience the very real benefits of a white smile, talk to our cosmetic dentist in Liverpool regarding the best teeth whitening methods for your lifestyle and budget.
If your teeth have nothing more than minor surface stains, you may be able to achieve a noticeably whiter smile with an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and rinse. However, be aware that many of these products are abrasive and may cause sensitivity. If you already have sensitive teeth, these products may not be for you.
Whitening strips work far better than whitening toothpaste, which is why many cosmetic dentistry offices recommend these for deeper and more extensive stains. If you choose this method, you will wear them for a few minutes each day for a week or more. Results are almost immediate and last for up to a year.
Home tooth whitening kits are even more effective than whitening strips, as they contain carbamide peroxide, a bleach that penetrates the surface and actually changes the natural color of your teeth. Whitening kits are best for discoloration accrued over a lifetime.
If you want to know how to whiten teeth in a way that will yield results that will last for years, talk to our cosmetic dentist about our teeth whitening trays. Our system allows you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home and over a matter of days. All you have to do is apply the prescribed whitening gel for about an hour a day until you achieve the level of desired whiteness. This gel penetrates deep into the surface and banishes even the deepest of stains.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to teeth whitening. Talk to our cosmetic dentist in Liverpool NY about your options and to decide on the best teeth whitening method for you. Contact Mapleridge Children and Adult Dentistry by phone at 315.453.2084 or online to schedule a consultation today.
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