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How to Whiten Your Teeth Safely

How to Whiten Your Teeth Safely

You want a beautiful, white smile — and you want healthy teeth and gums — so it’s important to know how to whiten your teeth safely.

There are many options available, including professional whitening treatment, over-the-counter products, and even do-it-yourself remedies. However, before considering any teeth-whitening options, it’s a good idea to consult your dentist for an examination.

Since there are different reasons why teeth lose their natural whiteness, you need to know what’s going on with your teeth and why they aren’t as white as they used to be.

Your dentist is the best source of information on how to whiten your teeth safely. They can discuss your options with you and help you pick the best one.

Professional Whitening

One of the biggest benefits of professional teeth whitening treatments is that they are customized to you and your teeth. Often, professional whitening is done with custom, personalized trays that fit specifically to your teeth.

Professional whitening treatments also include prescription-strength whitening gel at a strength appropriate to your specific teeth.

And with professional treatment, you are under a dentist’s care to ensure that you are whitening your teeth safely and effectively.

Over-the-Counter Products

Over-the-counter products may or may not be a good option for you, depending on the condition of your teeth.

Discuss any over-the-counter teeth whitening products you’re considering using with your dentist to be sure that they are both safe for your teeth and will give you the results you’re looking for.

Do-it-Yourself Remedies

You can find a wide variety of do-it-yourself options on the internet. Some may be safe. Others may not be. Some may work to varying degrees. Others may not make a difference at all.

Like with over-the-counter products, discuss any do-it-yourself teeth whitening remedy you’re considering with your dentist to get their professional opinion on both the safety and effectiveness of these options.

Consult Your Dentist First

Before starting any teeth whitening treatment, consult your dentist. They know what will work and what won’t for your teeth. They can tell you how to whiten your teeth safely to protect your oral health while making your smile beautiful.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lovik Mirzaeian to discuss your teeth whitening options.