What Is the Best Way To Whiten Teeth?

Best way to whiten teeth

Refresh your smile and get rid of stains for good.

If you are looking for ways to give your smile a refresh, you might be surprised at just how many teeth whitening options are out there. From professional whitening treatments to DIY methods, it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out the best way to whiten teeth. Take a look at what to consider and what to avoid as you work toward reaching your brightest smile.

Don’t trust everything you read on the internet.

Just because it is on the internet doesn’t mean it is true. The latest whitening trend making the rounds on TikTok or other social media platforms might cause more damage to your teeth than good. So if you are looking for safe ways to whiten your teeth, your best bet is to consult the team at Hite Family Dentistry to assess what type of whitening treatment is best for you.

Stay away from DIY methods to whiten teeth.

If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, don’t take the DIY route. Many of these methods can actually wear or erode the enamel.

For example, one DIY whitening trend to avoid is lemon juice. Lemons are very acidic and can cause the enamel of your teeth to erode over time. Unfortunately, erosion cannot be undone. So not only does attempting to whiten teeth with lemon juice risk causing permanent damage, but it can actually make teeth look even more yellow (from more of the inner tooth showing through). Enamel erosion can also lead to sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks.

In short, DIY methods simply aren’t worth the risks.

Do any over-the-counter whitening products work?

There are many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, from whitening kits to whitening toothpastes. But do these products really work? 

The short answer is not really. While these products might whiten your teeth slightly, their results don’t last nearly as long as the results you get from professional teeth whitening treatments. This is because the whitening solution in over-the-counter teeth whitening products isn’t as powerful as those you can get from your dentist. 

Any store-bought whitening product is a temporary fix; you may see some change, but the results will not be as impressive as those of professional teeth whitening treatments available at your dentist’s office.

What teeth whitening treatments does Hite Family Dentistry offer?

At Hite Family Dentistry, we offer at-home teeth whitening kits so you can work your whitening treatment around your own schedule. Imagine being able to whiten your teeth while you binge your favorite television show or read a book! 

The process is simple: we create custom whitening trays for you to use with a professional-strength whitening solution. Simply put the whitening gel in the trays and wear them for up to an hour a day. You’ll have noticeably whiter teeth after a few uses and will achieve your lightest shade by day 14. 

Consult with Hite Family Dentistry.

Before you start any type of whitening treatment, we suggest you come in for a consultation so we can help formulate a teeth whitening treatment plan that works for you, including how white you want your teeth to get and what option will work best for your desired results. We look forward to helping you achieve your brightest smile.