Dentist-approved tips to safely whiten your teeth

A beautiful smile can impact your confidence and have a positive impact on how others perceive you. Whiter teeth can instantly improve your smile, is non-invasive, pain-free, and affordable. Professional dentists who specialize in cosmetic dentistry will be able to provide you with the best teeth whitening options while maintaining the health of your teeth.

At your first consultation, your dentist will assess your teeth and understand the reasons behind your discoloration. He will also examine any existing restorations like crowns, bridges, and veneers as they will have to be whitening separately.

There are two main types of whitening treatments offered by dentists. They include custom-made trays with whitening gels that are used at home and in-office treatments that use higher levels of bleach with light activation. The type of treatment your dentist will recommend will depend on the level of staining and the shade of bleaching you prefer.

Although there are many over-the-counter whitening options available at pharmacies, they can cause sensitivity, gum irritation, and reduced firmness. Therefore it is recommended that anyone who is considering teeth whitening should visit a professional dentist.

Once you have achieved the whiteness you desire, dentists will suggest maintaining your white smile by reducing or eliminating caffeine, wine, sports drinks, and smoking.

The Elite Dental Group offers a wide range of tooth whitening and cosmetic dentistry options that are safe, affordable, and non-invasive. Their modern clinic offers is well-equipped to handle all dental procedures and also specializes in oral surgery.