The Do's and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening

The Do's and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening

Some people, no matter how many times they brush their teeth, have trouble removing stubborn stains and brightening their smiles. Discoloration of teeth can result from many different things including drinking coffee, tea and red wine, smoking, thinning enamel and diet.

Discolored teeth can leave people feeling self conscious about their appearance, especially during the spring and summer months when events like graduations, weddings, proms, reunions and family parties bring people together.

Teeth whitening is one of the most simple cosmetic dentistry procedures utilized to provide the bright white, sparkling smile you deserve. Whitening is most effective after plaque, tartar and other debris are completely removed from the surface of the teeth.  We recommend starting right after your teeth have been examined and cleaned professionally.

However, not all types of teeth whitening procedures are good for your overall dental health. Natural home teeth whitening remedies like coconut oil pulling, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar and lemon and/or orange peels, or use of charcoal-based products can actually do your teeth more harm than good.

These methods can be harsh, breaking down your tooth enamel, making your teeth much more vulnerable to increased sensitivity and even tooth decay. The results may not even be as noticeable as you’d hoped.

For best results, Buhite & Buhite, DDS offers whitening procedures that will brighten your smile in an effective, healthy and safe way. Zoom, BriteSmile and GLO Science Pro are three different, safe whitening procedures that effectively whiten teeth with little to no sensitivity.

Zoom and BriteSmile teeth whitening techniques involve an in-office application of a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to the teeth while the gum tissues are protected. The gel, combined with the Zoom or BriteSmile light, penetrates the teeth to break up stubborn stains and tooth discoloration while you wait.

GLO Science Pro for teeth whitening is the only teeth whitening system that uses patented warming heat and light technology to accelerate and amplify results. The combination of heat and light accelerates the whitening process for results that will last.  The process can be done in office or at home after the teeth have been thoroughly cleaned.

Our goal at Buhite & Buhite, DDS is to help make you healthy and feel confident and a great smile can help get you there. We don’t want you to feel like you have to hide your smile this spring, so consider one of our teeth whitening procedures before any big event, party or gathering.


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