It’s nearing the middle of summer and hopefully you have been basking in the sun and enjoying our beautiful weather. While you might be working on your tan, there may be one part of your body you have been neglecting. Your teeth! Brush and flossing aren’t enough to clean the stains of everyday life off your teeth. Coffee, tea, and cola can all wreak havoc on our pearly whites. Food can contribute to staining as well. Artificial dyes found in processed foods can also take away the ivory white look we all want for our teeth.
What can we do besides brush and floss? Teeth bleaching of course! Bleaching is a safe and effective way to remove stains and bring back the beautiful natural white color we have lost over time. There are two primary methods you can use to bleach your teeth, strips and trays. Strips are small, portable, and one size fits all. They fold over your teeth and stick on and are easily peeled off after you’re done. Strips are cheaper up front, though they can’t always reach the nooks and crannies that custom bleach trays can. They are easier to travel with and can even be worn behind a mask going about your day-to-day chores and errands. Note: store bought strips are often not as concentrated and don’t have an anti-sensitivity compound like prescription strips do.
Bleach trays are the second option for whitening your teeth. Customized to your specific mouth, trays help the bleaching agent to get into every nook and cranny, ensuring a more even whitening across your teeth. Though more expensive up front, the bleach solution is cheaper over time.
Elska dental is ready to help you with whiten your teeth today. Feel free to call us for more information.