At-home Whitening Made Simple

At-Home Teeth Whitening Solutions | Joel Lane Smith DDS

Simple Teeth Whitening Solutions To Do From Home

It used to be that the only way you could get proper teeth whitening would be if you were strictly born with white teeth. However, with a lot of advancements in oral hygiene and technology, there are whitening options that you can even try at-home. However, because of their potency, at-home whitening is only ideal for individuals who have surface stains and won’t help individuals who have gray or brown tinted teeth due to things such as tetracycline.


Whitening Strips

As one of the most effective and quickest ways for you to whiten your teeth, whitening strips have come a long way in the past ten years. As a solution that would take a few weeks when it initially hit the market, whitening strips can now provide you results in as little as a few hours. How does that work exactly? The strength of the peroxide solution used in whitening strips will dictate how long the process will take. For example, the more peroxide there is in each whitening strip, the less time it will take to get whiter teeth.


Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste is a great tool to use everyday in order to combat surface stains due to things like food or coffee. Plus, due to their fairly mild ingredients, whitening toothpaste likely won’t make your teeth sensitive to either the heat or cold. When looking for a whitening toothpaste just make sure that it contains hydrogen peroxide and that it has been approved by the ADA.


Baking Soda

If you really want to combat those surface stains with more power than a whitening toothpaste, try baking soda. Simply sprinkle some baking soda onto your toothbrush, wet your toothbrush, and brush it all over your teeth. However, due to its intense ability to remove stains, baking soda should only be used a few times a week because it can erode away your enamel and cause your teeth to be hypersensitive.


From whitening strips to baking soda, these three whitening solutions will help your pearly whites shine brighter and look healthier too.


To learn more about whitening, contact our office today!

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