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See Teeth Bleaching in a Whole New Light

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If you think that whiter teeth will help your smile look its best, then take a look at teeth whitening. This basic bleaching process can brighten your teeth with ease. To find the best teeth whitening method for you, check out this helpful guide.

Main Teeth Whitening Methods

There are many different ways to whiten your teeth. There is a large range of products that can brighten your smile. But the best teeth whitening method for you is the one that suits your needs. Whitening methods fall into these two main categories: whitening toothpastes and bleaching.

  1. Whitening Toothpastes – These offer a minimal whitening effect for a minimal price. But because they use abrasive materials to scrape off surface stains and polish tooth enamel, they are tough on the teeth and should not be used on a daily basis.
  2. Bleaching – Bleaching whitens the color of the tooth enamel and removes stains on both the surface and deep within the teeth. Teeth bleaching can be performed professionally in your dentist’s office or at home with an over-the-counter kit. Different products use different concentrations of a bleaching chemical to lighten teeth, but professional bleaching involves higher-strength products and processes for brighter, faster, longer-lasting results.

According to dentists, bleaching is the best whitening method. Your dentist in Columbia can provide you with an at-home bleaching kit, but be aware that these contain a lower concentration of bleach that an in-office teeth bleaching procedure. As a result, they deliver minor whitening over a brief period of time. In-office bleaching is the optimal option because it uses a stronger bleaching agent with a special laser that speeds up the whitening process. This enables in-office teeth bleaching to provide much whiter results in barely an hour, which last much longer, along with the safety of dentist supervision.

Although teeth bleaching has come a long way, it doesn’t work well on every smile. The best results are seen on yellowish teeth, but it can also improve teeth that have browned over time. Gray teeth do not respond well to bleach. It is also not recommended for teeth with bonding or tooth-colored fillings on the front teeth. Ask your dentist whether teeth bleaching is right for you and if will whiten the way you want.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Columbia, call Dental One Associates of Columbia today at (410) 346-2350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Columbia. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Columbia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Columbia.

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