The Four Options to Consider When Wanting to Whiten Your Smile at Home

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If you’re interested in brightening your smile at home, our Brookfield Family Dentistry, LLC team has some helpful information for you!

Before you choose a product, please remember to do your research and pick a whitening system that will give you the results you desire as well as care for your teeth and gums. There are many different over-the-counter whitening treatments in Brookfield, Connecticut, and it’s important to choose the best one for your oral health. Here are four of the most common whitening treatments used today:

Whitening toothpaste
Although each type of toothpaste has its own mild abrasives, whitening toothpaste contains gentle polishing or chemical agents that can effectively remove stains from your chompers. These agents are generally carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which are great substances that can lighten a tooth’s color by about one shade.

Whitening strips
Whitening strips are thin, virtually invisible products that are coated with peroxide-based whitening gel. You should place a strip over your smile twice a day for 30 minutes each time. Within about 14 days, you should start seeing results.

Whitening gel
Whitening gel is applied to the surfaces of your teeth with a small brush. This product contains peroxide and it should give you results that will last about four months. Please remember to follow the instructions carefully. The guidelines vary depending on the strength of the peroxide.

Whitening mouthwash
Whitening mouthwash is a great option if you want to whiten your smile, reduce dental plaque, and freshen your breath. The wash will include whitening ingredients, like hydrogen peroxide, to whiten your chompers. Generally, you will see results within 12 weeks of using the wash.

To learn more about teeth whitening or to talk to your dentist, Dr. Marianne Morelli, about the best whitening treatment for your smile, call 203.775.6167 today and schedule an appointment. Our team is happy to talk with you and give you the advice you need to achieve your smile results in a safe and effective way!