Did you know teeth whitening is the 3rd highest cosmetic treatment in America?
When it comes to whitening your teeth there are plenty of options. You can get tooth whitening products from a chemist; some cosmetic surgeons offer it: and then there are dentists. There are even dietary options which can help to keep your teeth white.
But what is the best way to whiten your teeth?
Please don’t use whitening strips. Don’t use some over-the-counter product high in peroxide. Really, as a dental practice, Dr. Curtis Couch DDS and his team would prefer if you visited your dentist. After all, would you go to an optometrist because you needed a better pair of shoes? The best way to whiten your teeth depends on the health of your teeth. That’s right. It’s not how stained are your teeth? It’s: how healthy are your teeth?
Why the health of your teeth matters
Whitening your teeth depends on whether or not the stains are surface stains or internal stains. This is why it’s important to visit a dentist. If the cause of your stained teeth is internal, no amount of over-the-counter tooth whitening is going to work. If the stains are external than generally speaking tooth whitening treatments like ZOOM! Tooth Whitening is an effective option. ZOOM! Tooth Whitening is an in-office tooth whitening treatment that takes an hour and can brighten your teeth up to eight-ten shades. To help you maintain the results of this teeth whitening treatment we will provide you with a take home kit. This kit can be used at night to help you maintain results. Another effective way of whitening your teeth is with porcelain veneers. These are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth. The porcelain is stain-resistant and will match the shade and colour of your natural teeth.
If your teeth are stained from the inside this is usually due to decay, or certain medications. If the problem is due to a type of medication then sometimes porcelain veneers are suitable. However, if the cause is decay then you may need either a filling or root canal therapy. If you do require root canal therapy you might also need dental crown. A dental crown is a restoration that covers a tooth and looks and feels just like a natural tooth.
So, what is the best way to whiten your teeth?
The most effective way to whiten your teeth depends on the health of your teeth. Which is why you should visit Dr. Curtis Couch DDS in Thousand Oaks. By assessing your oral health our team can determine the best treatment for you and your health. If you would like to know more about teeth whitening treatments, or to book an appointment at Dr. Curtis Couch DDS in Thousand Oaks, please contact us today.