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Are There Multiple Teeth Whitening Procedures That Work?

We all want whiter teeth to show off every time we crack a smile, yet too many of us aren’t ready to put in the hard work and effort required to do so. Even when we get to that point, our teeth are often discolored so badly that it seems it will take forever to get them white again.

There are going to be a wide variety of home remedies and dental procedures that can be done to make your teeth white again. Your decision will solely depend on the severity of the issue, the urgency, and the level of invasion you wish to get out of your experience.

We’ll start with the most practical teeth whitening procedures first, though it’s often the one most skipped over.

Good Dental Hygiene

We know; you’ve been hearing this your entire life and are likely sick of being told this, but it’s the most effective way to not only get your teeth white, but keep them white for the long-term. Whether you decide to go through with a dental procedure or not, you will need to eventually develop positive dental hygiene habits.

Brushing your teeth regularly, flossing every day, and utilizing mouthwash throughout the day are the easiest ways to keep your teeth and mouth fresh all day long. Frequent dental check-ups will also help detect issues before they become a problem.

It can also help to understand what causes discoloration of the teeth. Coffee, tea, and soda are known to affect our teeth, while smoking, age, and some health concerns can lead to discolored teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can be viewed as a strip of porcelain that gets binded to your teeth by a dentist. You’ll be able to select the exact color you’re going for and they will eerily resemble the look of a real tooth.

These teeth whitening procedures won’t hurt too much, but there could be some discomfort and sensitivity directly after the procedure. While they might be one of the more expensive options, they will last up to 20 years.

Bleaching Your Teeth

Much like we might do to our clothes or floors, we can bleach our teeth too! The process won’t be the same exactly, but the end result is similar -- a whiter look! In this procedure, a dentist will rub a gel-like solution on your teeth. They will then shine a special light onto the gel, which activates the gel and allows it to start working.

It won’t result in any pain, but you will have to sit with your mouth open for a long period of time -- about an hour. The results will last a good while, but only if you maintain good dental habits and keep up with your check-ups.

If you’re interested in learning more about the different teeth whitening procedures, give our office a call today at Great Neck Family Dentistry. We have a team of professionals ready to assist you with your smile. By the time you’re done with us, you’ll be as happy as can be with your smile!

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-Dave K., From a Yelp Review
Merrick, NY

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