What do you think of pearly white teeth? Aren’t they beautiful? Bright, white teeth are just great for whatever outfit you wear. Think how discolored teeth appear when you’re wearing a white shirt, or accessorizing with pearls. Even if your teeth are healthy, stained and yellowish teeth can give an image of poor oral hygiene and unhealthy teeth. With teeth whitening, you can finally say goodbye to stains and say hello to dazzling pearly whites. Your smile is instantly transformed, looking stunning in photographs and leaving a lasting impression wherever you go.
There are various ways to whiten the teeth, but nothing beats dentist-supervised teeth whitening solutions. At Carolina Dental Center, we offer both in-office and at-home whitening treatments.
In-office teeth whitening treatment involves the use of bleaching gel, to be carefully applied by your dentist. The bleaching gels used by dentists are safe and proven to be effective. It usually comes with desensitizing agents, to ensure that your teeth don’t get sensitive due to the treatment. After the treatment, patients get an instant bright, white smile that simply looks stunning.
We usually recommend that you follow up your in-office treatment with our at-home whitening kits. This ensures that your teeth stay white for as long as possible. Having white teeth is not permanent, as our mouths are continually exposed to foods and beverages that can greatly stain the teeth. It is, therefore, best to follow up your office treatment with at-home solutions to maintain your bright smile.
At-home whitening kits contain bleaching trays that the patient wears during sleep. The trays are very similar to orthodontic appliances. The only difference is, of course, function as it aims to whiten the teeth with the use of a bleaching gel on the tray. With repeated use, whitening trays can whiten the teeth significantly. Thus, at-home bleaching trays can either be a follow-up whitening treatment or your nightly whitening regimen for a dazzling, white smile.
Let’s face it. Teeth are prone to bacteria because we need to consume food and beverages regularly for sustenance. Colored foods like dishes rich in tomato, curry, and soy sauce can stain the teeth. Drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and soda, are also notorious in staining the teeth. Who says, you have to give up your love for coffee or spaghetti? You don’t have to, so long as you maintain good oral hygiene by practicing good oral habits.
Brushing and flossing after meals is important to keep stains from penetrating the teeth. If you find yourself eating at a restaurant and you don’t have your toothbrush with you, try to rinse your mouth with water, and then brush your teeth as soon as you get the chance.
Taking regular trips to the dentist is also essential to keep your teeth white and clean. At Carolina Dental Center, we often recommend oral prophylaxis or deep cleanings to prevent plaque buildup and rid your teeth of stains. Your dentist is, therefore, your number one partner to keep your smile bright and healthy. Regular teeth whitening treatments coupled with good oral care translates to gleaming, white teeth.
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