Want to Improve Your Smile & Your Confidence? Consider Teeth Whitening.

Your smile is the centerpiece of every event. Whether it’s a wedding, date night, graduation, or simply a gathering with your friends, your smile is your social card – and nothing should come in the way of you flaunting your smile. But sometimes, the effects of this picture-perfect generation can take a toll on your mental well-being and your smile, especially if your teeth aren’t white.

Yellow or stained teeth can hinder your day-to-day confidence. If you’ve ever thought about whitening your teeth or enhancing your already white teeth, you aren’t alone. Teeth whitening is actually one of the most sought after dental cosmetic procedures.

There are quite a few teeth whitening solutions available to purchase. Read on to learn about some of the options available today.

WHITENING TOOTHPASTE 

Pros: It seems like every toothpaste commercial tells you that it’s easy and affordable to get a beautiful, white smile. Usually, it is. Whitening toothpaste works by using certain abrasives like baking soda and other harsh chemicals such as peroxide in order to dissolve stains and polish the tooth surface to give it a gleaming, shiny look. Some use blue covarine that adheres to the tooth surface to give it an optical illusion, making it look less yellow. 

Cons: Although they work for surface stains created by various foods like coffee, red wine, etc., they won’t be able to get rid of deeper stains and won’t change the natural color of your teeth. This will give you the most minimal results.

WHITENING KITS 

Pros: Many over-the-counter whitening kits work wonders in helping you get a whiter, brighter smile. They work by the use of peroxide that bleaches your teeth by fighting deeper stains in conjunction with surface stains.

Cons: These whitening kits usually come with non-custom trays so the whitening material can get all over your gums and mouth which isn’t good for your health. The companies that create these products know this so they also make over-the-counter less powerful so it’s not as harmful to your gums.

COMMON DIY WHITENING REMEDIES

Baking Soda

Pros: Because of its abrasive nature, baking soda removes built-up plaque on teeth and the alkaline powder in the baking soda can help remove discolorations.

Apple Cider Vinegar 

Pros: Acetic acid in apple cider vinegar breaks down stains and helps create a youthful and whiter smile.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Pros: This is a natural bleaching agent. Some people use it in concentrations of 1.5% and 3%.

Cons: These all can be harmful to the mouth and especially the teeth. The enamel we are born with is the only enamel we have. Once we lose it it’s gone, and these treatments can be quite abrasive to our teeth.

TEETH WHITENING AT VETTER DENTAL

With all of these methods to choose from, professional teeth whitening from a dentist’s office is the best way to go. At Vetter Dental, we’re proud to offer KöR Teeth Whitening for impressive whitening results. This solution will give you long-lasting effects; plus, it’s completely safe. It eradicates your chances of over bleaching and you won’t have to worry about your gums getting irritated from the exposure of bleach on your gums from over-the-counter whitening kits. 

Here’s how you can know whether or not you’re a good candidate for in-office teeth whitening:

  • You have healthy teeth and gums. 
  • Your teeth are discolored.
  • You’re 16 years old or older. Teeth whitening for children under 16 can irritate their large pulp chambers and cause sensitivity.
  • You’re not pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You’re not allergic to peroxide (the whitening agent).
  • You do not have exposed teeth roots (these don’t have enamel).

Note: Smokers should be aware that whitening will only show limited results unless they quit smoking.

WHITE TEETH. CONFIDENT SMILE. 

It’s no secret – everyone wants a beautiful, white smile. If you’re ready to flash your pearly whites everywhere you go, teeth whitening at Vetter Dental is just what you need. We want you to have the safest, long-lasting experience. Learn more about our teeth whitening solution or get in touch with us to ask questions or schedule a consultation. 

Don’t miss out on gaining not only the long-lasting smile you’ve always wanted but the confidence you’ve been looking for (or even more than you have!). 

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