This is a great time of year to watch the leaves change color, but watching your teeth turn yellow is disheartening. Many people struggle with keeping their teeth as white as they wish; mainly because of the foods and drinks they consume. If your teeth don’t sparkle the way they once did, it’s time to do something about it. Thankfully, there are plenty of options that we can explore with your Easton PA dentist, Dr. Anthony Baddoo.
This is done right at our dental office and is the fastest option. Dr. Baddoo applies a bleaching agent directly on the teeth and then uses a special light to whiten them further. This takes less than an hour and might be accomplished in one visit, depending on how badly stained your teeth are.
Dr. Baddoo takes a mold of your teeth and produces a custom tray. Then, you take this home and put bleaching gel inside. You wear your tray a few hours each day, or possibly overnight. This process tends to need a couple of weeks to fully work.
Stores sell whitening gels and strips for sale that apply directly to the teeth. They work like the bleaching agent from our office, but they aren’t as strong. They also might lead to some sensitivity. Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Baddoo which over-the-counter options are the best for your smile since your teeth are unique to you.
If you want to just remove a few minor surface stains, then purchase whitening toothpaste certified by the ADA. These have polishing or chemical agents that remove mild staining, but they won’t change the color of your teeth.
Which Option is Best for You?
Only you and your Easton PA dentist can decide what will work best for your teeth. There are risks associated with whitening, including some tooth sensitivity. That’s why it’s important to have a consultation with Dr. Baddoo before beginning any new treatment. Together, you can create that beautiful, white smile you’ve been dreaming of – just in time to enjoy the changing colors of the leaves this autumn.
If you’re ready for that brighter smile, call our office today at (610) 923-8340.