How Teeth Whitening Works

two blond women hug and smile after teeth whitening procedure

When you smile at yourself in the mirror, do you wish your teeth were whiter? There are many whitening options out there, including professional whitening at Caring Smiles. Maybe you’ve tried different bleaching methods before. How teeth whitening works exactly might be a mystery to you. Let’s break it down:

How Teeth Become Stained

Your teeth can get stains on the outside and inside. Outside stains caused by factors like what you eat and drink only affect the enamel of your teeth. Tobacco products also stain the outside of teeth. These surface stains aren’t usually too difficult to remove. Good oral hygiene habits like flossing and using whitening toothpaste can help. Visiting Dr. Allen regularly also keeps your smile bright.

Stains on the inside of the teeth are harder to remove. Reasons for deeper discoloration include tooth decay or too-high levels of fluoride. A toothpaste or over-the-counter whitening kit won’t reach these stains. Professional teeth whitening is the best treatment.

Why Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened?

There are many reasons to consider a whiter smile. If you have a big event coming up like a wedding or reunion, you want to look your best in the pictures. Whiter teeth can also improve your confidence at work and in your relationships. Teeth darken over time, so maybe you want your teeth as white as they were years ago. Whatever your reason, professional teeth whitening gives you better results than other methods.

How Teeth Whitening Works at Caring Smiles

At Caring Smiles, we offer custom whitening trays. These are designed to fit your smile, so the results are much better. With your trays, we’ll send you home with professional-strength gel and instructions. This treatment gives you professional results with the convenience of at-home trays.

Teeth whitening isn’t typically covered by insurance. We do have payment options to help reduce the cost. A whiter, brighter smile should fit in any budget. To set up a consultation at our Fort Collins office, please contact us!

Let us help whiten your smile!