Along with the warmer weather come important events such as graduations, weddings, vacations and family get-togethers. Whether it's a neighborhood party or high school reunion, presenting your radiant smile is sure to impress. And according to dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych, there’s no better time than now to consider teeth whitening in time for summer.
Professional Whitening Procedures: First, you need to determine if you qualify for whitening treatment, and identify which type is best for you by visiting your dentist Columbia. Professional whitening treatments vary - some require dental impressions to be made so that you can use whitening gel in the comfort of your own home. Other systems use laser during in-office procedures to activate the whitening solution that is applied to your teeth.
Because these types of whitening can take a few dental appointments to complete, now is a great time to schedule the treatments so you’ll have a whiter smile by summer. You dentist Columbia will help you choose which treatment is best for you, after considering all options.
Over-the-Counter Treatment: Everyone wants a gleaming smile, and fortunately there are over-the-counter options available to assist you, that work along with the treatment by your dentist. Whitening toothpastes are a great starting point if you are not ready to take the plunge into professional whitening treatments.
Whitening toothpastes work to remove stains caused by common foods such as coffee, tea and other dark-colored culprits. The whitening ingredients in these products break through surface stains and effectively improve the tooth's natural color, while gently treating teeth that are prone to the sensitivity caused by stronger bleaching methods. After all, you don’t want to have to cut back on cool summertime treats like ice cream!
Once you’ve gotten a gleaming smile, maintain it!
Once your teeth are whiter, you can maintain that healthy glow through routine dental checkups with your dentist Columbia and proper home care, including twice daily brushing and flossing.
Oral care sometimes gets neglected during the summer, with more outdoor snacks and activities taking your attention. But on-the-go toothbrushes can keep your teeth cleaner after impromptu snacks. Over-the-counter mouthwashes have also been shown to produce good results when used in conjunction with teeth whitening pens. They provide a convenient option for whitening with minimal sensitivity and can be packed in a purse or pocket for whitening on the go during busy summer travel days.
Now is the perfect time to pursue teeth whitening options to show off your bright summer grin. Through both in-office and at-home whitening products, you can remove those stains to uncover your most luminous smile. If you’re interested in learning more about your options, call the office of dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych today to schedule a consultation so you can face summer with a fabulous smile!