Most of us strive to attain a beautiful, gleaming white smile. If your pearly whites have faded over time due to drinks like coffee and red wine, there are a variety of teeth whitening treatments that can help. But before you begin, be sure to do your research on the best available options.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments can brighten teeth and are much more affordable than professional whitening procedures. However, results may vary. If you chose over-the-counter whitening, make sure to follow instructions and notify your dentist immediately if experience abnormal discomfort or prolonged sensitivity.
Popular over-the-counter whitening products include:
- E.D. whitening kit by BleachBright
- Whitening toothpastes and rinses
- Teeth-whitening gum
Professional Bleaching and Whitening
While over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments are readily available, whitening procedures which are supervised by qualified dental professionals remains the most effective method for brightening smiles.
In-office teeth whitening treatments including bleaching, laser treatments, and take-home whitening trays are safe and closely monitored with controlled results that are sometimes instantly visible. Professional whitening can last for one year or more depending on how well you maintain and care for your teeth with regular visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings.
Ask your dentist which teeth whitening method is right for you. With the EDP Dental Plan, members can save on dental procedures, including cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening! Find out more about how much you can save with EDP Dental and call (631) 272-5230 to speak to a service representative or simply enroll online today.