You’ve decided that you don’t like the way that your teeth look… specifically their color. What can you do, though? Fortunately, you have several options. Most of them won’t hurt your wallet that much, and you can boost your confidence with whiter teeth,

Here are the ways to whiten your teeth depending on your budget and how quickly you want to see the results.

Toothpaste and Mouthwash

Both of these specially-formulated items are easily found in the same tooth care section that you find regular toothpaste and mouthwash. They are not that much more expensive than what you usually pay. Both of these have a concentration of hydrogen peroxide in them, which is the main ingredient in terms of whitening teeth.  Use these if you have a good amount of time before you want to see the results. The reason being that both the toothpaste and mouthwash only spend a limited amount of time on the teeth – two minutes while you’re brushing and 30 seconds to a minute for rinsing with the mouthwash. You will see white teeth… it just takes several weeks or months.

Whitening Strips

These can also be found in your local pharmacy or supermarket or you can order them online. Expect to pay roughly $30-$40 from a recognizable name brand. You put the strips on and wear them for 45 minutes at a time. These strips have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide and you can get faster results. People have had side effects of sensitive teeth and gums while wearing these, so please keep that in mind when you make your purchase.

In-Office Whitening

This is the fastest way to get whiter teeth. There are two ways that they can do it – in the office with whitening gel or the staff at the dental office can fill up mouth guards with a customized formula. You wear them at home until you reach the level of whiteness that you want. People have gotten really fast results with just one visit. This is the most expensive way, because the gel has the most peroxide in it. Expect to pay around $500… and dental insurance will likely not cover it since it is cosmetic.

Getting your teeth to the level you want does not have to be an ordeal. Using any of the above can wind up netting you a smile that you are proud to show to everyone you see.

Our goal at Exquisite Smiles is to make sure you get the best smile possible. That includes teeth whitening. All of our staff are experts at this and can help guide you through the process. We have offices all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island,  including South Attleboro, MA, Attleboro, MA,  Seekonk, MA, Cumberland, RI, and Lincoln, RI. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.