By Gregory S. Herzler, DDS
December 24, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Many people today suffer from discolored teeth, but luckily there is hope. Millions of Americans have been able to whiten their teeth through a variety of different methods. If you are tired of having discolored teeth, now is the time to make a change and decide to undergo teeth whitening treatment in Saginaw with the help of Dr. Greg Herzler.
Over The Counter Whitening Products
The cheapest and most readily available method to whiten your teeth is by purchasing an over the counter product. Drug stores and grocery stores all over the country carry whitening gels, strips and toothpaste that claim to whiten your smile. Over the counter products can be somewhat effective in whitening your teeth, but results can vary greatly. In addition, the maximum amount of whitening you can get from these products is considerably less than what you can achieve with a dentist-approved method. Still, this method is cheaper than other options and can be a good option if you are not looking to spend much money.
Take Home Teeth Whitening Kits in Saginaw
Another popular option is to receive a take home whitening kit from Dr. Herzler, your Saginaw cosmetic dentist. After speaking with your dentist, he or she will give you customized whitening trays that you can take home and instructions on how to use them. Every day you will apply whitening gel to the trays and then wear them for approximately 30 minutes to an hour.
After about a week, your teeth will have whitened considerably. This option offers much more consistent and better results than an over the counter product. However, this does cost considerably more than over the counter whitening. Individual patients must assess their own situation to decide whether it is appropriate to spend the money on dentist-approved whitening.
There are many different options for you if you are considering getting your teeth whitened. No matter your budget, it is possible to achieve some level of whitening. Talk to your Saginaw cosmetic dentist in Saginaw, Dr. Greg Herzler, today to learn more about teeth whitening.