Teeth whitening is one of the best ways to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Most people understand that, which is why studies have shown that Americans spent over $1.4 billion on whitening products for their teeth in 2015. These whitening products include both dentist-recommended custom whitening trays and over-the-counter whitening products. This just goes to show that there’s a massive need for at-home whitening.
However, most people are going about it incorrectly. The market is saturated with whitening products but most of them are ineffective or even potentially dangerous. Some of them use harsh chemicals that can adversely impact your teeth and enamel. Some whitening products only seek to scrub the surface of your teeth, but they’re ineffective at that as well. Furthermore, your teeth may appear discolored for several reasons other than surface stains — that’s why it’s crucial to consult a dentist before trying at-home whitening products.
At Sun Ridge Smiles, our dentists will carefully examine your teeth and determine the root cause of your discoloration and yellowed teeth. Based on our diagnosis, we’ll provide at-home whitening options that are actually suitable for you and your teeth. Please continue reading for a detailed discussion of at-home whitening.