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Teeth whitening options for adults

Professional teeth whitening is a great way to brighten your smile.

If you've been considering ways to brighten your smile, teeth whitening is a great option. Many daily drinks, such as coffee or tea, can cause dark brown stains on your teeth no matter how much you brush them. One of the best options to get rid of these stains is to get a professional teeth whitening procedure done.

There are a lot of over the counter whitening options, which are great options for mild change in the tooth color. However, to see a tremendous long-lasting result, it's always better to seek help from dental professionals. One thing to keep in mind is that teeth tend to become darker as time passes, so even with professional whitening, occasional touch-up treatments are needed to keep the teeth lightened.

There are lots of teeth whitening options with dental professionals, and the most common one is the in-office whitening. You can make your teeth shades whiter in a day by having this procedure done at the dentist's office. This procedure is called Zoom in-office whitening, which is safe, effective, and very fast. Your dentist can get your teeth dramatically, whiter in just over an hour. This type of whitening works well and will last about six months to a year. After the procedure, you may feel some sensitivity for a day or two. However, you can reduce the sensitivity by using desensitizing toothpaste.

Another great option is the take-home whitening. Tray whitening is a take-home whitening procedure supervised by your dentist. This method requires a visit to the dentist and an impression to be made of your mouth so that a custom tray, which holds the whitening gel against your teeth, can be made. The gel is typically worn anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours a day for a period of one to three weeks. This method helps with the gradual change of the tooth color, and it does cause less sensitivity.

The best way to find out which option will benefit you the most, along with giving you the most significant results in achieving a whiter smile, is by getting your free consultation with the doctors at Sonrisas Dental Center.

You can learn more by visiting their website at or call 512-593-7970 to schedule your complimentary evaluation with their specialized doctors.