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Choosing Your Teeth Whitening Option

Teeth whitening- comparisonIf dingy or tarnished teeth leave you suppressing a smile for selfies or group photos, you can achieve a dazzling smile with teeth whitening. But what type should you use? You may have heard about the different options promoted in social media—from ones that work well to ones that don’t. Some teeth brightening methods could even harm your teeth and gums.

Here are some options and what you need to know about them:

Baking Soda at Home

While baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is cheap and can remove surface-level stains, it only does so temporarily. Plus, be cautious when using baking soda, because it’s somewhat abrasive and could wear away enamel. To achieve a brilliant white smile, professional whitening is recommended.

Non-Professional Whitening Kit

Just because something is trending on social media doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. The problem with non-professional whitening kits is that when you use harsh materials and chemicals, you should do so with guidance from a professional. Your teeth and gums could be at risk. It’s also important to know that anything you put on your teeth and gums enters your bloodstream within minutes.

Take-Home Whitening Kit

Want to whiten at your own pace? If you’re not in a rush to achieve a brighter smile, consider our take-home kits. We custom-create trays in our clinic. At home, fill each tray with the bleaching gel, then wear them for an hour a day. Within a few weeks, you’ll notice a considerably brighter smile. With this option, you can keep your trays so that you can top your whitening up as needed.

Professional In-Chair

For superior results, the in-chair option is your best bet. It’s also ideal if you have an upcoming big event, such as a wedding or graduation, or you don’t want to wait to see results. In just one hour-long visit, your smile will be several shades brighter. Here’s how it works: we’ll apply the whitening gel, then accelerate the process with a special light.

You’ll leave our practice with a brilliant new smile. Get your gleam on safely with our teeth brightening options at The Dental Junction! Call today to book an appointment.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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