What are My Teeth Whitening Options?
By Asuncion Dental Group
July 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

One day you take a good, long look at your smile in the mirror and realize that it’s not white, but rather a dull shade of tan or yellow. That’steeth whitening the moment when you should start exploring teeth whitening options. A visit with a general dentist at Asuncion Dental Group in Frederick, MD, will inspire you to brighten your smile.

Over the Counter Whitening Options
When they notice that their smiles have dulled, many patients will try a store-bought product. Common choices include toothpastes that have whitening properties, strips that you're supposed to wear for hours each day, and mouthwashes that are supposed to wash away stains with regular use. Though these products are easily accessible and relatively cheap, they simply do not provide the results that a dental visit will.

Take Home Trays
If you decide to go to your Frederick general dentist to address your tooth discoloration and staining, you’ll be presented with a couple of options. One is a do-it-yourself treatment that you can administer at home on your own time. You’ll be assigned two custom flexible dental trays and a special whitening gel. You must add the gel to the trays and wear them each day for about an hour. It may take a few weeks to get your smile white again.

In-Office Dental Whitening
When you want results right away, in-office teeth whitening is the best option. There are no daily tasks required, messy products or trays, or fear of not getting the results you want. The dentist applies a hydrogen peroxide-based gel directly to the teeth and activates the whitening process using a dental light. Because of the strength of the whitening gel and the direct application of light heat, results are shown after only 60-90 minutes of waiting.

The Best Option for Your Smile
The choice you make to whiten your smile will depend on your personal goals, timeline, and need for convenience. The quickest and most effective option is in-office teeth whitening by a general dentist at Asuncion Dental Group in Frederick, MD. Call (301) 620-8882 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Frederick Asuncion.


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