3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

It is not uncommon to want to have a bright white smile. After all, yellow or stained teeth aren’t so pearly white, are they?

Teeth start out white, but slowly, with time, they become stained and discolored, leaving us with the feeling that we are lacking something. Things like certain foods and beverages, medications, genetics, and so forth can cause teeth to change color. It happens. Thankfully there is something we can do about it.

If you are looking for beautiful white teeth that will help you feel more confident, you have a couple of options.

Whitening Products

There are so many whitening products on the market, some over-the-counter and others professional. These usually come in the form of toothpastes and trays of gel. While they may last for a short time, they are not a permanent solution.

It is highly recommended if you are going to opt for this type of teeth whitening, that you do so using the professional option. This is done under the care of your dentist.  It can be done in one visit or take home custom trays can be made specific to your tooth anatomy and the whitening is done at home for two weeks.  The results last longer than the over-the-counter options too.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a type of flexible resin that is placed over your tooth and contoured to look like natural tooth. It is beneficial to reduce staining and to cover things like chips or gaps that can all be done in one appointment. Composite bonding isn’t the strongest option so you still need to be careful when what you bite down on, but it can make a great difference in the look of your teeth.

Some people turn to composite bonding as a more affordable alternative to veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

If you are looking for the top-of-the-line option for teeth whitening, look no further than porcelain veneers. This is the best step you can take to obtain the smile you have always wanted. Not only are they durable, but they are also able to transform even the most stained teeth. It can literally let you leave the dentist’s office with an entirely brand new, bright white smile.

For patients who need a more affordable option but still want the top of the line smile, a combination of veneers, bonding and whitening can be done.   It is common to cover a few of your front teeth in veneers and use temporary professional whitening for the rest.

Porcelain veneers are more of an investment due to their durability and the nature of their long lasting material much stronger than composite bonding , but they do last much longer. If you take care of them with good oral hygiene and you don’t try to test their strength by, say, opening bottles with your teeth, they can last you a really long time.

Teeth Whitening at Blossom Dentistry

If you are ready to get your teeth whitened or you have questions about the processes, then Blossom Dentistry is here to help. So whether you are looking for something temporary like in-office bleaching, or you prefer cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers, you can be on your way to a bright white smile.

Call Blossom Dentistry today at (202) 922-2900. Or, book an appointment online.