We all know the most reliable way to keep your teeth bright and white is to brush your teeth twice a day, floss at least once a day and see your dentist every six months for your regular cleaning appointments. Sadly, try as you may, your pearly whites may not always be so pearly and white.
While age and genetics do factor into dark or yellow teeth, our health choices significantly impact how white our teeth appear. Beverages like tea, coffee and red wine tend to stain teeth the most. In addition to all of the other health problems it causes, tobacco is one of the biggest reasons for stained and yellow, brown or even gray teeth.
If you want your teeth to be “pearly whites” again, your best bet is to talk to Dr. Faiella about teeth whitening. Today’s teeth whitening options are numerous and varied. You can purchase bleaching toothpaste, gels, rinses, strips, and trays over-the-counter, but will they do the job well? Teeth whitening with pharmacy-bought products can be disappointing no matter how convenient and affordable they may seem.
Reasons to Consider Professional Whitening Versus Over-the-Counter Options
Most teeth whitening products purchased over the counter contain 10 to 20 percent of the whitening agent (carbamide peroxide) required to whiten teeth. The solution you receive at a dental office contains at least 15 to 43 percent carbamide peroxide.
Based on an impression of your teeth, you’ll get custom-fitted whitening trays that you can use at home. Customized trays promote maximum contact between the whitening agent and your teeth, which helps to prevent uneven or streaky whitening results and potential gum irritation.
Dr. Faiella will carefully examine your teeth to determine exactly what kind of teeth whitening is best for you.
Professional teeth whitening products are safe, effective and designed to give you whiter teeth NOW – without the aggravation of trial and error. Dr. Faiella has several options available to fit any patient’s budget and timeline.