Have you noticed your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be? Are you ready to invest in yourself and your smile in 2023? If you are considering finally taking the time to whiten your teeth and boost your confidence, we know you want to see results, and fast. In this article, we’ll dive into some of the most popular, effective, and quick teeth-whitening methods. We’ll also explore some of the methods that might not be worth the time and money. If you are spending your hard-earned money on teeth whitening, we want to ensure you have reliable information so you’ll get the best results possible, in the least amount of time. With these proven methods, you can get a whiter smile you can be proud of just in time for spring.
Types of Teeth WHitening
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional Teeth Whitening is generally the fastest way to whiten teeth if you want immediate results. These procedures provide exceptional, long-lasting results in the shortest amount of time. Some of the quickest in-office whitening procedures include:
- Laser Teeth Whitening– is a great option if you want drastic results in a short amount of time. During this procedure, your dentist will apply a concentrated peroxide-based whitening gel to your teeth. They will then use lasers to activate the gel and whiten teeth. Depending on your desired results, this can be the fastest teeth whitening method on the market with many clients only requiring one session.
- Zoom! Teeth Whitening– is a painless one-hour procedure conducted in a dentist’s office. Your dentist will apply a whitening gel to your teeth which is then activated by an LED light to provide your ideal whitening shade. Zoom! uses innovative technology to whiten teeth instantly and painlessly. After just one session, your teeth will be drastically whiter and brighter. A dentist will be able to answer any questions so you can determine if Zoom! Teeth Whitening is right for you.
- Professional Teeth Bleaching Trays- this method, while proven effective, takes longer than Zoom! or laser teeth whitening. Your dentist will take molds of your teeth and craft take-home trays equipped with whitening gel for at-home use. This method can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to provide noticeable results.
Teeth Whitening at Home
Pharmacies and other retailers offer a wide variety of options for at-home teeth whitening. While these products are cheap and convenient, it can be hard to tell which provide quick results, both safely and effectively. Let us help break it down for you.
- Whitening Strips are thin strips of plastic coated in peroxide, which are directly applied to the tooth to bleach its outer layer of enamel. Keep in mind that these strips only whiten the front of your teeth, and if you have dental implants or veneers they will be completely ineffective on those false teeth. This method also takes weeks or months to provide any results at all.
- Whitening Toothpaste is another common at-home teeth-whitening method. These kinds of toothpaste contain hydrogen peroxide and silica which are meant to whiten and smooth the surface of your teeth. These products can take months to produce results, and even then you may only notice a slight difference in your teeth’s appearance.
- Activated Charcoal is the new trend when it comes to at-home teeth whitening. While it may be popular, research shows that charcoal is not effective when it comes to whitening teeth. Due to its abrasive nature, it can also be dangerous for children or those with overly sensitive teeth or gums. If you are looking for a quick way to whiter teeth, activated charcoal may not be the best choice for you.
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As you may have gathered, in-office teeth whitening methods are considered to be the fastest, safest, and most effective teeth whitening methods. While natural and at-home methods are available, they can take years to produce the slightest results.
If you are ready to finally achieve the pearly-white smile of your dreams, you can reach out to Greenspoint Dental in Houston, Texas. We are the cosmetic dentistry experts. We have a friendly team of dental professionals dedicated to providing you with compassionate and quality service. We can’t wait to hear from you!