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If you’re interested in whitening your smile at home, Dr. Rita Frazier and our Rita Frazier DDS Cosmetic & General Dentistry team have some helpful information for you! There are many whitening products available in the world today, and we’re happy to tell you all about them. Some products available include:

Whitening toothpaste – Even though all types of toothpaste help remove stains from your smile, whitening toothpaste has gentle polishing agents and additional stain removal characteristics. The paste will typically have carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to whiten the color deep in the tooth.

Whitening strips – Whitening strips are thin products that are virtually invisible. They are coated with peroxide-based whitening gel and they fit over your teeth. All you need to do is place a strip over your smile twice a day for 30 minutes. Within about two weeks, you should see results.

Whitening gel – Whitening gel is a clear, peroxide-based product that is applied directly onto your teeth with a small brush. Each product will have specific instructions for the best results possible, so make sure you follow those instructions so you keep your smile safe and protected.

Whitening mouthwash – Whitening mouthwash is a great option if you want to whiten your smile, reduce dental plaque, and freshen your breath. The wash will include whitening ingredients, like hydrogen peroxide, to whiten your chompers. Generally, you will see results within 12 weeks of using the wash.

If you would like to know more about these over-the-counter teeth-whitening options, please feel free to call 757-587-6399 and schedule an appointment today! Your dentist will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and give you the tips you need to choose the best whitening product for your smile. We look forward to helping you!