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Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

Our patients most sought out treatment isn’t just braces; it’s the process that comes next — teeth whitening. Whitening your teeth is a way to make your smile really stand out. Here are your options.

Teeth Whitening Options

Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste can remove surface stains. They can’t reach any deeper into the stain because they don’t have any bleaching ingredients. To get a lighter color than your natural shade, you will have to choose a different treatment option.

In-Office Whitening

Your dentist can whiten your teeth for you. They will apply a protective seal over your gums, use a bleaching gel to your teeth, and then set it under a special light. You will instantaneously see results, but it’s not under insurance, and it may not be the best option for sensitive teeth.

Whitening Strips

You can buy whitening strips at the store. They have a low concentration of bleach (compared to in-office whitening), but it's still enough to see a difference.

Read More: Why Are My Teeth Discolored?

Teeth Whitening Side effects

Tooth sensitivity: If the bleach reaches the nerves in your mouth, it can lead to some sensitivity.

Soft tissue irritation: This will happen if your whitening strip overlaps your gums. It will be painful at first but will go away within a few days.

Overall, we want you to achieve a bright smile while straightening your teeth. Our dentists and staff can suggest the right fit for you to achieve the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Contact Speaks Orthodontics today!