Sometimes the foods and drinks we love most can have an effect on our teeth. Coffee, tea, red wine, and chocolate can all leave some pretty dark stains-- some of which just can’t be removed by regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing alone. Cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco are some of the biggest culprits behind yellowing teeth as well. Sometimes it’s painfully obvious how much are teeth have changed color when we see a photo from a couple months or a couple of years ago-- so what are you to do when you just can’t deal with your yellowed teeth any longer?

Good thing there are lots of people in that same boat-- and there are many different types of whitening products for you to try. In this article, we’ll discuss some of your teeth whitening options-- including some that you may not have considered before!

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Image courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth L. Wakim, DDS. If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, make sure you contact Dr. Wakim’s office to schedule an appointment for a professional cleaning!

Professional Teeth Whitening from Dr. Elizabeth L. Wakim

Dr. Wakim knows that sometimes your teeth can get stained due to a variety of different causes. Although teeth are hard and durable, they are very porous-- which is the reason why we end up with discolored teeth. That’s why she offers professional teeth whitening at her office. Her process will leave your teeth whiter than before-- and because it doesn’t take too long to complete-- you’ll be in and out in no time.

Professional teeth whitening lasts longer and is more effective than over the counter teeth whitening trays or gels. You get a professional grade, highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel which is applied to your teeth and allowed to sit for around 20 minutes. You will be able to notice a change in color after the first session-- although many patients prefer to come back for a couple of treatments over the next few weeks. This will give you your best chance at obtaining the white smile you’ve always wanted!

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There are all kinds of ways to whiten your teeth. But make sure your teeth are healthy-- as well as white-- by taking care of them each and every day.

Teeth Whitening Kits

Primal Life Organics

If you want to get your teeth a little whiter-- but don’t want to mess with creams or gels-- consider picking up some Primal Life Organics. Sometimes the ingredients in those over the counter gels aren’t something you’d necessarily want to put in your mouth either-- which is why going with an organic solution might be your best bet. This product utilizes activated charcoal and light therapy to whiten teeth. You can even plug this system into your phone and get your whitening done on the go!

Boutique Whitening

Some people prefer to have their teeth whitened during the day-- while others would much rather have that happen as they sleep. Boutique Whitening offers both-- and you can even  choose between strength of the carbamide peroxide solution. This is a great solution for those people who don’t want to bother with whitening during their day.

This company also sells customizable trays that are designed to stay put and remain comfortable at the same time. You also have the option to have your dentist create trays that fit perfectly in your mouth-- and simply add the gel to the tray. This might be better than a generic tray because it is specially molded to fit your teeth-- and will allow the solution to work more efficiently.

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Image courtesy of Carbon Coco. Activated charcoal is just one option that’s available for teeth whitening. Be sure you check with your dentist before starting any home teeth whitening process.

Carbon Coco Activated Charcoal

It may seem a little counterintuitive, but another way to organically clean your teeth is by using something called activated charcoal by Carbon Coco. There are a couple of different companies that are marketing activated charcoal as a teeth whitener, but this company uses medical grade organic charcoal that is made from coconut shells. This activated charcoal is also made of an especially fine powder, which will reduce the risk of enamel abrasion. All you have to do in order to get whiter teeth is to take a small amount and brush softly each night. Follow it up with their toothpaste and keep repeating until your desired shade of white has been reached.

There are many ways you can whiten your teeth-- from a professional whitening in a dentist office, to trays, to gels, charcoal, and even light therapy. When you’ve decided it’s time to whiten your teeth, make sure you do your research and learn what’s in the product-- as well as how to properly use it.