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With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to find the right teeth whitening option for you and your smile. Our dental specialists here at Walnut Glen Family Dental want to provide the best product for you as well as avoid any options that may cause tooth sensitivity.

Many of these options include components such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to help whiten teeth. When picking your product, find the ADA seal of acceptance on the label. Three courses you could take for whitening your teeth include dentist-office bleaching, take-home products, or over-the-counter products.

Bleaching your teeth at the dentist’s office is done simply using a whitening bleach with a protective shield or gel covering your gums. Whitening strips, gels, and bleach-based trays (recommended by your dentist or purchased) are a popular over-the-counter product. Easy to use at-home product include whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses.

You can avoid discoloration and stains by keeping a healthy oral regimen of daily flossing and brushing. Many of these products include chemical ingredients polish and remove stains. One of the main components of your teeth is dentin, which is a yellow color that can appear if enamel is damaged or wears down.

Avoid stains by avoiding smoking and tobacco use (nicotine and tar stains), drinking less coffee and wine (contain staining pigments), and avoid tooth injuries (create more dentin when injured) by using a mouth guard. Medications can sometimes create side effects that lead to teeth yellowing.

One of the best ways to avoid discoloration is to keep a healthy, daily regimen for your dental care by brushing twice and flossing daily. To get an even brighter smile, call 214-613-1355 to set up a consultation or appointment with Dr. Katie Lippas and our specialists to find the best course of action for you and your smile today!