Most people admit that their smile is one of the most noticed and important social assets they have. So why not explore a few options when it comes to making that smile brighter? It’s a perfect new year’s resolution!
Teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons. For example, from sugary foods, coffee, smoking, and wine, not to mention the simple passing of time. With so many ways for them to become less white, our Boston dentists at Dental Partners of Boston, want to list options to get a beautiful white smile. This includes in-office services, take-home procedures, and more.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Remedies
Doing it at home can be a fun way to brighten your smile. If you are going to use these tips talk with one of our dentists first to ensure you’re able to and won’t damage your teeth. Also, talk about which dentist-recommended toothpaste you should use and use all suggested ingredients in moderation.
- A simple paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (half as much baking soda as peroxide) can stay on teeth for a minute, then rinse thoroughly! Do not let leftover ingredients stay on teeth or they will begin to break down enamel.
- Apple cider vinegar is can also be used in place of peroxide. Use this a couple of times per week with the same instructions.
- Coconut oil has some stain-removing properties and combined with some mashed peppermint leaves, it can make for a fresh finish. Simply mix a small amount of coconut oil with crushed leaves and brush onto teeth daily, rinsing thoroughly.
Take-Home Teeth Whiteners
For those who want to use a product from the dentist to use at home, Dental Partners of Boston provides solutions for teeth-whitening that are easy and convenient. We work with you to determine how white you want your teeth. Then we’ll make a custom tray for your teeth from dental impressions. We give you the whitening gel to put in the trays each day to use in the comfort of your home.
If you’re looking for something more in-depth that has even more lasting results, an in-office whitening procedure can be done relatively quickly. A session can take usually less than an hour. One of our dentists will help you determine your goal and evaluate your teeth. We use a more potent gel in our Boston dental office than what we give patients to take home. You’ll see the results before you leave our office. Most patients see their teeth several shades whiter!
We know how important a bright smile is and we want you to know your options. Contact your Boston teeth-whitening specialists for an appointment at Dental Partners of Boston.