The holidays are coming. And, you’re not ready for them. Along with the holidays, come holiday parties and holiday photos. You want to look your best so that those party photos show your beautiful smile.
What if your smile isn’t the whitest or brightest? If your teeth are less than white, and you want them picture-perfect before the holidays, there’s help for you. Here is some information about getting your teeth as white as possible before the holidays arrive.
Why Aren’t My Teeth White Anymore?
There are several reasons why your teeth are not as white as they were when you were young. Food and drink can stain your teeth. If you drink a lot of caffeine, it can also stain your teeth. Foods can discolor your teeth as well. If you eat a lot of berries, they can stain your teeth. Tobacco users can have stained teeth also. Certain medications can cause your teeth to become discolored as well, including some antibiotics and chemotherapy drugs. These drugs can turn your teeth either gray or brown.
You might also have discolored teeth because of an injury to your mouth. If you’ve ever had a blow to the face playing a sport, you may have injured your teeth. Depending on the injury, your teeth could turn gray or brown. Tooth decay and gum disease can also discolor your teeth.
Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
Dentists can whiten teeth in a lot of ways. However, it all depends on how much time you have to whiten them. It also depends on how many shades you need to whiten your teeth before the holidays.
Do you need to whiten your teeth one or two shades? If you have a few weeks, you can try both whitening toothpaste and whitening mouthwashes. Both may help to gradually whiten your teeth. However, if you need a little more whitening in a little less time, you can try whitening strips. You will have to wear the strips for about an hour a day for two weeks. This may also help to whiten your teeth several shades. The problem with whitening toothpaste, mouthwashes, and strips obtaining a whiter color is never a guarantee.
What happens if you need to have your teeth whitened lightning fast? Maybe you just found out about a fabulous office party that is semi-formal with a champagne fountain? Or, perhaps, your mom decided that your entire family will be posing for a huge family picture for the holidays. Either way, you need to make sure your teeth are as white as you can make them.
There are several options for teeth whitening at the speed of light. First, your dentist can provide you with trays with a bleaching solution in them. That way, you can whiten your teeth at home. However, if you need to get your teeth whitened on the spot, your dentist can help with that. He or she can whiten your teeth with a laser. Your dentist can also apply a solution to your teeth and use a light to whiten them. He or she can use a different bleaching solution to whiten your teeth as well. Once your teeth are sparkly white, make sure you take good care of them until your special event. Watch what you eat and drink, and if you can refrain from using tobacco, you should.
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Let us help you make a decision to whiten your teeth for the holidays and that will benefit you for life. Give us a call today and schedule a consultation. The sooner you come in, the sooner we can help you to look your best.