Are unsightly tooth stains getting you down? Perhaps you’ve tried whitening products from a supermarket and saw no improvement in the color of your teeth. If you’re yearning for a whiter, brighter smile, your best bet is to receive professional teeth whitening from a dentist. Professional whitening can lift decades of stains to reveal a dramatically more vibrant smile.
Why Store-Bought Products Don’t Work
If you’re like millions of Americans, you’ve probably bought and tried whitening toothpastes, rinses, and strips. You might have even seen a small difference in the color of your teeth but more than likely, your smile is still lackluster.
There’s a reason that store bought products don’t deliver the results you desire. Their formulas simply are not strong enough to lift deep, permanent tooth stains. In some cases, over the counter products even rely on harsh abrasives. These abrasives may remove a shade or two of surface stains, but their ingredients could also cause permanent tooth sensitivity or damage to your tooth enamel.
Why Professional Teeth Whitening Works
The best way to lighten your smile is to receive professional teeth whitening from an oral healthcare provider. Professional whitening is very effective; in fact, it can lighten your teeth up to eight shades brighter. This is because professional whitening consists of prescription-grade formulas that can penetrate the enamel layer of teeth to reach the area where permanent stains form.
Professional whitening can tackle the toughest stains and reveal white, healthy-looking tooth structure. Although its formulas are powerful, professional whitening treatments will not cause permanent tooth sensitivity.
Maintaining a White Smile
The results of a whitening treatment can last for months, but it’s important to know that new stains can form if you consume dark foods and beverages on a regular basis.
Whenever possible, it’s best to avoid or limit teeth-staining items like wine, berries, beets, and coffee. If you do drink something that could stain your teeth, do so in moderation and with a straw. Be sure to drink water after a meal or beverage that can stain your teeth. Water helps rinse the particles away that could cause stains.
Give our team at Fresh Leaf Dental a call to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.