Give Your Smile a Boost with Tooth Whitening at Eschenbach Family Dentistry - Salem VA

Tooth whitening is a process where tooth discoloration is whitened to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional treatment results. However, this is not effective on dental restorations such as fillings, metal or porcelain crowns, etc.

There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve their desired level of a white smile, and with so many options available, it can be challenging to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to visit or schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home teeth whitening systems. Regardless of what you decide, there’s no reason to be ashamed of your smile. The most important thing is that your teeth are healthy and functional.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Most people are not born with teeth as white as celebrities, but everyone loves a bright white smile.

At-home whitening products such as strips or dental office procedures, such as chairside bleaching, are some of the ways people brighten teeth and reduce surface stains.

Tray Whitening

Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days. Once your teeth are your desired level of color, just wear your trays every now and then to maintain your healthy new smile.

Paint-On Teeth Whiteners

There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening options, and one type of readily accessible whitening product is commonly referred to as a “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners can be purchased over the counter and generally are less expensive and less effective than whitening strips or professional options. Paint-on whitening gel hardens into a film that coats the teeth and dissolves in the mouth.

Teeth-Whitening Strips

Teeth-whitening strips are available at most drug stores, are cost-effective, and are one of the most popular methods for whitening teeth. They are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. Teeth-whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes or twice daily. The duration of treatment will vary.

Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash

The least expensive options are whitening kinds of toothpaste and mouthwash. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpaste affects surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth. If you have mild tooth staining, consider adding a whitening toothpaste or mouthwash to your dental care routine. If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.

Teeth Whitening Experts - Eschenbach Family Dentistry Salem VA

Contact us whether it is for teeth whitening, regular check-ups, dental cleaning, fillings, dental implants, or any cosmetic dentistry service, Eschenbach Family Dentistry has got you covered! We provide a full range of dental services in a relaxing atmosphere. Our dentists are friendly, and caring and will care for all your dental needs!