Choosing the Right Tooth Whitening Treatment for Your Smile

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished that your smile was whiter and brighter? Teeth can become discolored over time for a variety of reasons, including genetics, diet, and lifestyle choices such as smoking. If you want your smile to be whiter, ask your dentist about whether there is a teeth whitening treatment that’s right for you. With so many options available over-the-counter as well as at your dentist’s office, it’s a good idea to get professional advice on what will be most effective. Keep reading for a look at different tooth whitening treatment options.

At-Home Treatments

If you have been down the oral care aisle at your local pharmacy lately, chances are you noticed how many products there are that claim to give you a brighter, whiter smile. Before you become too enamored with the promises of any one tooth whitening product, talk to your dentist to find out if they might be effective for you. If you want to try tooth whitening at home, your dentist may be able to provide you with tray-based bleaching systems that contain stronger, more effective ingredients than what you can buy at the store. Some teeth whitening products can cause your teeth to become sensitive, so you may want to buy toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth to help prevent this discomfort.

In-Office Treatments

Some stains on your teeth may not respond to over-the-counter whitening systems. You may also be looking for a level of whitening that these products can’t provide, in which case you should speak with your dentist about your other options. In-office whitening typically will get your teeth whiter in a shorter amount of time over the course of a few treatments. Your dentist will be able to guide you towards which whitening treatment is right for you.
When you’re ready to have the white smile you’ve always wanted, call the dental office of John R. Carson, DDS at (520) 514-7203. Our team of Tucson dental professionals will take great care of your teeth and gums. We offer restorative as well as cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile.


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