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Teeth Whitening

A smile is one of the most eye catching parts of the face, and a lot of people are looking for that whiter smile that it seems brushing and flossing regularly can't obtain. Teeth whitening is a solution that seems the most effective and satisfactory, but there are many different variables in choosing how you want the procedure done.

Discoloration in your smile can be caused by many different factors, but the end result will look the same. Whether its poor brushing habits, tobacco use, soda pop, coffee, or even genetics, there are always reasons for wanting a whiter smile.

There are many different types of teeth whitening to brighten that smile. Some are right for some mouths, and some aren't.

  • The most common type of whitening is a technique where a gel is placed on the teeth and a special light source is used to whiten your smile. In most cases, the effect will be immediate. However, some cosmetic dentists find necessary that an at home kit is also applied.
  • Custom-tray bleaching is a gradual whitening process where a tray, fitted to the mouth's size, is filled with a whitening gel. The patient is the required to wear the tray a few hours a day and results generally come in a couple of weeks. Custom-tray bleaching is an inexpensive way to brighten that smile.
  • The latest form of whitening is laser bleaching. Laser bleaching uses the innovative technology of lasers to whiten the smile more quickly than with other results. Although laser bleaching is the fastest and most effective process, it is also the most expensive.

Teeth whitening is a increasingly popular procedure that with technology is constantly becoming more and more effective. No matter what the cause, no one wants dull or stained teeth. Whether you choose to have the procedure performed in a cosmetic dentist's office, or to go with the at-home treatments, a whiter smile can lead to a more confident and happier you.