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Did you know you can whiten your smile within the walls of your own home? Well, it’s true! You can use over-the-counter whitening treatments to reach the bright, white, and attractive smile you deserve. To help you know which products to use, our Wyoming Family Dental dental team is happy to talk about the best treatments available.

The first treatment is using whitening toothpaste. For your benefit, whitening toothpaste contains gentle polishing and whitening agents that can effectively remove the discoloration from the surfaces of your teeth. The ingredients of the paste include carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, which are great substances that can brighten the color of your smile by about one shade.

The second treatment is using whitening strips. Whitening strips are thin and almost invisible, which makes it difficult for the casual observer to notice you have them in your mouth. They are covered in peroxide-based whitening gel that can enhance the dark color of your teeth. All you need to do is place a whitening strip over your teeth twice a day for 30 minutes each time. Within about two weeks, you should be able to see the white smile results you’re looking for.

The third treatment is using whitening gel. Whitening gel is a clear liquid that you can apply to the surfaces of your chompers with a little brush. The gel contains peroxide, which is an ingredient that can provide results in 3-5 days. Please read the whitening instructions and follow them carefully because too much gel can harm your teeth and gums.

If you use one or more of these treatments, your smile could be on its way to achieving the beautiful appearance you imagine for yourself. However, it’s important to remember that these treatments only brighten moderate surface stains. They don’t eliminate any severe discoloration. So, if you would like to schedule a professional whitening treatment, please feel free to call our office at 651-462-5150 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Charyl Weingarten or Dr. Scott Timmons. We are happy to help you whiten your smile in Wyoming, Minnesota!