Feeling confident about your pearly white smile can have a big impact on your life. If you’re considering refreshing your smile, the beginning of a new year is the perfect time. Here’s how to make your teeth whiter and your smile brighter.

Over-the-Counter Whitening Products
Whitening products sold at drug stores can be hit or miss, but there are some effective and safe options out there. Whether you’re considering whitening your teeth by using a whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, whitening gel or another type of teeth whitening product or kit, it can save you a lot of trouble to talk with your dentist first so that they can recommend the most effective and the safest active ingredients to look for when selecting products.

Natural Methods
A quick search on the internet will turn up numerous results for natural methods of how to make your teeth whiter. It’s important to remember that natural doesn’t always mean safe. Many natural methods can be highly abrasive or acidic and lead to unwanted damage or discoloration of your teeth. If you’re thinking about trying a natural method, check with your dentist to make sure that it’s safe.

Professional Whitening by a Dentist
If you want results that are safe, proven, and fast, other whitening methods simply can’t compare with a professional whitening. Professional whitening treatments have been safety-tested to the strictest standards and are applied under the supervision of a dental professional, so it should come as no surprise that many people experience a high level of satisfaction with the results.

Routine Dental Care and Cleaning
Sometimes your teeth appear less-than-their-best because of surface stains. Surface stains can come from many things such as drinks like tea or coffee, dark foods like barbecue sauce, or habits like vaping or smoking. Brushing your teeth after enjoying these things can go a long way towards keeping your smile healthy and white, but sometimes brushing isn’t enough. If you think your teeth may be discolored from surface stains, visit your dentist for a professional cleaning.

Talking with a Dentist About Your Goals
If you want to find out more about how to make your teeth whiter, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your dentist and talk with them about your goals. Your dentist has the knowledge and experience to be your best resource to help you achieve your goals of a brighter smile.

Call our West Jordan Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.