A smile full of stained teeth can leave you feeling socially awkward and self-conscious about your appearance. The depth and severity of the stains will directly influence the whitening method or treatments that our dentist recommends.
Using whitening strips can work to remove minor surface stains. The clear, plastic strips have been treated with a special topical form of hydrogen peroxide. You can conveniently wear them as you go about your day, and the casual observer won’t even notice you have them on your teeth.
Using a whitening toothpaste while you brush your teeth is a popular and convenient way to brighten minor surface stains. Just keep in mind that the concentration of whitening agents in whitening toothpaste isn’t potent enough to brighten moderate to deeply stained teeth.
In-office whitening is the safest and most effective. You can have your teeth whitened up to 10 shades. In addition, your gums are protected from the materials in the treatment. In many of the best whitening systems, there is a special feature that can actively protect tooth enamel from damage. The whitening trays are also custom fitted to your teeth, resulting in a much cleaner, tighter, whiter, and brighter result.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening options or schedule an appointment with Dr. Carrie Guernsey, please call North Shore Family Dentistry at 781-662-1999 or come to our office in Stoneham, Massachusetts.