3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

Team Teeth Whitening

Who wouldn’t love to have a mouth full of white teeth? Unfortunately, staining happens - for one reason or another - as we get older. Even maintaining a good oral hygiene routine may keep plaque at bay, but it cannot stop staining. 

If you are ready to take back control and get rid of the stains on your teeth, here are 3 options for whitening your teeth that you won’t want to miss. 

Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments

Professional teeth whitening can make your teeth dramatically whiter in very little time. Most dentists will offer both in-office bleaching and at-home bleaching for your convenience. 

In-office whitening treatments bring teeth many shades lighter in about an hour or less. This is done under the care of a professional - and the results reflect that. 

At-home whitening treatments involve the use of a customized mouthguard and bleaching agent. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth so that you have a kit that is designed just for you to yield the best outcome. 

It is important to understand that we are referring to professional teeth whitening, such as what is done under the care and supervision of your dentist - and not over-the-counter teeth whitening kits you can buy at the store. While these may bring your teeth a shade or two whiter in a few weeks, the results are not always even.

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is another dental treatment that is used to improve the appearance of teeth. While it can be used for addressing and repairing a chipped or cracked tooth, it can also be used for whitening. 

Why choose cosmetic bonding instead of teeth whitening treatments? Many find this is a great option for those teeth that have stains that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments. Others turn to cosmetic bonding for a more permanent whitening solution. 

This process is rather simple. A natural-appearing bonding material is applied to each specific tooth. It preserves the tooth’s structure while providing the aesthetics you are looking for. And, it is a fast and affordable treatment, too. 

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are another option for whitening your teeth. They can transform your smile by covering up all types of imperfections, including: 

  • Gaps
  • Chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

And, of course, dental veneers will hide discolorations, too. 

Dental veneers are thin shells that only cover the front of the tooth and are most commonly used on visible teeth. A very thin layer of enamel is removed and the veneer is applied and held in place with a strong bonding material. This ensures that it remains in a seamless line with the rest of the teeth and gives you the functionality needed. 

There are a couple of different types of veneers, including porcelain veneers, composite veneers, and instant veneers. With the exception of the latter, they are custom-made to fit in beautifully with the rest of your teeth. 

Many patients find dental veneers to be a long-lasting way to have a perfect smile free from discoloration. 

Teeth Whitening at TMJ Plus Wellness Center

If you want to feel good about your smile, then it is time to take the next step. At TMJ Plus Wellness Center, we offer each of these dental treatments that will help you restore your smile and boost your confidence. 

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 817-481-6888. Or schedule a consultation online.