Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten stained, discolored or dull teeth. Even a stubborn single tooth that is noticeably duller than your other teeth can be individually brightened.
Wouldn’t we all love to have whiter, more healthy-looking teeth? We brush, floss, rinse, and go for our regular dental checkups, but the wear and tear of day-to-day life continues to take its toll.
Several factors can contribute to the darkening of teeth, including:
- The effects of age
- Certain foods and drinks
What are my options?
The options to whiten your smile can seem endless. A quick browse through the local pharmacy will reveal lots of over-the-counter options: whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, floss, strips, gels, and trays, all with a range of prices that appeal to both penny-pinchers and those willing to splurge. Many of these products also claim results similar to professional, dental-office whitening but in just minutes a day over the course of several days and at a fraction of the cost. For those who would prefer to trust an expert with their teeth, a trip to our Saginaw dental office is in order for an in-office whitening experience. Dr. Robinson, too, offers bleaching options to fit any lifestyle or need. Our teeth whitening procedures are all provided at professional level strengths and applications that ensure our patients achieve the smile they want.
Teeth Whitening F.A.Q.s
1. How long does whitening last? If you don’t bleach regularly, about once every 4 to 6 weeks, bleaching will usually fade over time.
2. Will I have to bleach for the rest of my life? For those over the age of 27 who want to maintain the brilliance of their teeth, the answer is probably yes – at least once every 4 to 6 weeks is standard.
3. How often should I touch up? This can vary depending on age and dietary habits as well. As we age, our teeth will naturally begin to yellow and certain foods and drinks also stain teeth. We recommend a touch up about once every 4 to 6 weeks
4. Will my teeth be sensitive? Some are, some aren’t. If you have receding gums and/or are normally sensitive to cold or sweets, you will probably have sensitivity issues.