tooth whitening products

Tooth Whitening Products

Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.

Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and regular cleanings at the dentist's office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options.

Dr. Lyotard's Tips for Whiter Teeth

Finding the Best Treatment for You

Ask Dr. Lyotard whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. There are many causes of stained teeth and whiteners do not correct all types of discoloration. Discolored teeth are often caused by certain medicines taken during the development of the teeth, tooth trauma, root canal treatments and certain root fillings. This type of discoloration is internal or inside the teeth. Staining of the teeth from certain foods, beverages and tobacco is also common. This type of discoloration is usually external or superficial. For example, yellowish teeth will probably bleach well, brownish teeth may bleach less well, and grayish teeth may not bleach well at all. Likewise, whitening may not enhance your smile if you have had tooth-colored fillings or crowns. The whitener will not affect the color of these materials and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you do have other options, such as porcelain veneers.

Tooth Whitening Treatments

There are many types of tooth whitening treatments. Before whitening your teeth do your homework and investigate the pros and cons of each system. Dr. Lyotard believes that a dental practitioner and a parent, if the patient is a minor child, should supervise whitening of the teeth. While tooth whitening products are effective and safe if they are used appropriately, they can be extremely harmful if the instructions are not followed and if common sense is not utilized. The whitening product Dr. Lyotard recommends can be used in your clear retainers or Invisalign appliances in most cases.

General Instructions for Opalescence (20%) Tooth Whitening System

Read the directions that come with the bleaching product. Below are a few very important additional general guidelines to follow when you whitening your teeth.

General Directions for Safe Use of Gel Whitening Products

Remember, each product has special instructions so please read and follow the directions that came with the whitening product. The notes below contain tips on how to use the product sparingly and some general instructions for the product purchased at our office. Above all else, please use common sense; bleaching products can be harmful if misused.

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