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What are your options for teeth whitening?

January 29, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Zachary Law DDS
Teeth Whitening Vinton VA

One of the main complaints people have about their teeth is that they are dull and discolored. Whitening products and treatments can help revitalize your teeth and make them more bright and beautiful. There are several different products to choose from when it comes to getting a whiter smile which can make it difficult to choose the right product for you.

Teeth Whitening Products

Gum – There are many types of chewing gum than boast chewing their product will give you whiter teeth. Though some may actually help with whitening, most are actually bad for your teeth. The sugar in gum can cause the enamel to erode, leading to tooth decay.

Toothpaste – Toothpaste is a better option to gum because it actually helps in removing stains and fighting plaque. Many whitening tooth pastes will have baking soda added to help get deep in the enamel to lift stubborn stains and discoloration.

Over the Counter Kits – There are many over the counter whitening kits from strips to gels. Some are better than others and can cost a lot for the more high end products. These kits will often give you the results you want but can take weeks to achieve them.

Professional Whitening Treatments – Professional strength treatments are more expensive, but will give you noticeable results in a fraction of the time it would take an over the counter kit. They are better at lifting deeper and more severe discoloration and stains. They are also safer to use than most other products because the contents are regulated.

Professional At-home Kits – For those with a busy schedule, professional at-home whitening kits can give you professional results on your own schedule. They can also be used after in-office treatments for maintenance and up-keep. Most at-home kits are more affordable than in-office treatments as well.

The Best Whitening Treatment

No matter what whitening product you choose, in-office procedures will always yield the fastest and most noticeable results. If you are in the Vinton, VA area and would like to know more about which whitening product will fit your needs, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Zachary Law and his team today!

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