It is no surprise that having a whiter and brighter smile can make you feel more confident and capable. Why wouldn’t it? Whether your are shopping, giving a presentation, or answering your front door, a white smile just makes you feel better and more sociable. Also, people with whiter teeth are perceived as more professional and capable. What’s not to love? Here’s what you need to know about whitening your teeth.
In office bleaching
In office bleaching by your dentist is the fastest way to achieve a whiter smile. During your in office bleaching appointment, a whitening gel or other product is put directly on the teeth. With the use of heat, a laser, or special lighting, the product works to whiten your smile. Whiter results are apparent after only 30-60 minutes in the dentist chair. For those who want to have dramatic teeth whitening results, more in office appointments may be required. To discuss more of your in office teeth whitening options, contact Broadway Family Dentistry today!
Out of office bleaching
Other methods are available and effective, but they do not give the same immediate results as in office treatments do. These options include: over the counter whitening strips and gels, whitening toothpastes, and whitening rinses.
How long does teeth whitening last?
How long your whiter smile lasts depends on the type of bleaching treatment you used and your current lifestyle. For instance, if you love a cup of coffee every day, you may start to notice staining on your teeth. If you avoid drinks and foods that are known to stain teeth, you can make your whitening treatment last much longer.
The strength of the bleaching agent used for your teeth whitening will also impact how long your whiter smile survives. Out of office treatments typically contain a considerably lower strength bleaching agent than in office treatments.
Arrange your consultation
To learn more about what teeth whitening options are available to you, contact Broadway Family Dentistry. You can reach our office at 701-839-1299. We look forward to hearing from you!