Fast Teeth Whitening
As you age, you may notice that your teeth are not quite the same shade of white as they once were. Typically, noticeable discoloration begins to occur in the late 20s and early 30s. A variety of factors can speed up the discoloration process. These factors include chemical staining due to drinking dark colored liquids, smoking, a genetic predisposition to early yellowing, trauma to the teeth, illness, certain medications, etc. The good news is that most teeth can return to a whiter shade with professional, fast teeth whitening treatments.
What’s the best solution to fast teeth whitening?
- Professional Teeth Whitening
- Take Home Teeth Whitening Kit
- Over the counter Teeth Whitening
Professional in-office teeth whitening
In-office teeth whitening is performed in a dental office and only takes an hour. In this process, a strong bleaching solution is applied to the teeth. This leads to dramatic and instant results. This procedure should be under the direct supervision of dentist due to the strength of the bleaching solution.
Custom whitening kit made for you
With this treatment, custom-molded teeth whitening trays are created for you to take home. Filled with a highly-consecrated whitening gel, custom trays are a better option than over-the-counter products. The trays are worn over the course of a few weeks for specified periods of time. The amount of time is dependent on the level of fast teeth whitening desired. The dental trays ensure maximum contact with the teeth as well as consistency with results.
Although over-the-counter treatments are used as a supplemental whitening enhancer, they are not recommended as alternatives to professional, fast teeth whitening. The concentration of over-the-counter whitening agents may be significantly lower than what is provided in the office. Due to the lower concentration, many patients won’t receive the results they desire. Over-the-counter products are not custom made and often lead to more sensitivity and burning gums. If you choose to purchase an over-the-counter teeth whitening product, make sure it has a seal of acceptance from ADA (American Dental Association).
If whitening is not the best solution for you:
Because it is possible to have teeth resistant to whitening, veneers are a great option to give you a brighter, whiter smile. Porcelain veneers offer a dramatic change while being an instant solution to whiter teeth. They are as thin as contact lenses and bond directly to the tooth with minimal drilling. Veneers mask imperfections and add strength and durability. Made of high-grade porcelain, they look natural, blend beautifully with the surrounding teeth, and are resistant to staining or discoloration.