Maybe it’s your morning coffee, or the evening glass of red wine, or perhaps even the blueberry pie for dessert. Whatever the culprit, when these dark and staining foods and beverages combine with the natural fading that comes along with age, it’s understandable that you might feel your smile is not as bright as it once was.
As we get older, the enamel on our teeth begins to thin and can give our teeth a yellow appearance. Other factors such as extended use of tobacco, regularly drinking coffee or tea, or certain medications that you may have taken as a child can cause teeth to stain or discolor even more rapidly.
The good news is that today there are many options to provide safe and effective results to get back your gleaming smile. Whether in our office or at home, teeth whitening is more accessible now than ever.
How Can I Get Whiter Teeth?
The best options for a gentle tooth whitening procedure with lasting results are those that are offered by your dentist. Licensed professionals who are skilled in cosmetic dentistry can guide you to the choice that’s ideal for your individual situation, taking all factors into consideration, such as budget, existing conditions, aesthetics and more, to deliver results that go well beyond over-the-counter whitening treatments.
That said, there are some products that can help brighten your smile at home. Whitening strips and gel kits are now readily available. However, another option that is available and can provide some temporary results, is safe and affordable for regular, daily use is whitening toothpaste. While all toothpaste helps to remove light staining and discoloration due to its slightly abrasive texture, whitening toothpaste is designed to provide a deeper level of brightening for your teeth.
What Toothpaste is Best for Whiter Teeth?
With so many choices on the market, it can be hard to know which is the best toothpaste for whitening teeth. We recommend considering products that have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, often considered the gold standard in dental product safety and efficacy. Here are a few whitening toothpastes that have garnered this designation:
- Hello Naturally Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste – this toothpaste is formulated with a calcium mineral blend to help whiten teeth
- Tom’s of Maine Simply White Toothpaste – this toothpaste uses naturally derived silicas rather than bleaching chemicals to help remove surface stains
- Colgate Optic white Toothpaste – this toothpaste helps prevent and remove stains while providing a deep clean for your whole mouth
Choosing a whitening toothpaste can be a helpful part of your routine to keep your smile as healthy and bright as possible. But it can also work well in maintaining more thorough, long-lasting treatments like those that are available through a dentist’s office. At Imperial Dental Associates, we offer a variety of solutions for teeth whitening that go beyond toothpaste and can help you make an informed decision to get the results you’re looking for.
Learn More About the Best Options for Whiter Teeth
We provide compassionate, gentle dental care at Imperial Dental Associates. Our team is knowledgeable, experienced and ready to help you discover your whitest, brightest smile. Contact us today at 203-227-2520 to schedule a consultation or click to request an appointment online.