There are many foods and drinks that we consume every day that can stain our teeth. While the process doesn’t happen overnight, you will gradually notice your teeth getting dingy-looking.
To help brighten them again, you can get over-the-counter teeth whitening products at the store or get kits from our office in Cheshire, CT.
Most pharmacies and general department stores have several types of whitening products on their shelves, including:
While you can see some results with commercial products, they can take several applications of the kit or toothpaste before you start seeing results. For instance, whitening kits that contain either strips or trays with bleach can take two weeks of continual use before you start seeing results.
Since the bleaching kits use hydrogen peroxide on your teeth, they whiten below the surface and you’ll get significant results in about two weeks. Whitening toothpaste only removes surface stains and it requires everyday use for results. However, they also use abrasives that can scratch your teeth over time.
Dr. Renee Kurtz offers GLO teeth whitening that can get your teeth bright white in about 45 minutes. GLO get these results because the system uses a hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening gel to clean stains below the surface of your teeth.
Also, this system has customized whitening trays so that they fit each patients’ mouth comfortably and the peroxide only bleaches the teeth and not the gums. The results from the GLO system can last for up to a year, then you will get a whitening touch-up kit to use at home to maintain the appearance of your teeth.
Dr. Renee Kurtz also offer take-home GLO kits so that you can use it at home to get your teeth white again. If you don’t have 45 minutes to spare or if you rather do it later before a special event, such as a wedding or your vacation, you can whiten your teeth at home and use GLO a few days before your special occasion to get a dazzling smile.