Teeth Discolored? 2 Ways You Can Lighten Them

Teeth can be discolored over time due to many things, such as drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes, taking medications, and more. Fortunately, there are many ways you can get your teeth white again to brighten up your smile, two of which are listed below.

Use Your Smartphone

One way to whiten your teeth is by using a smartphone-powered teeth whitening kit. This method will allow you to whiten your teeth on the go very easily. You just plug a USB cord into your smartphone in order to activate the whitening system.

This method comes with a whitening tray that you put into your mouth over your teeth. First, you put a whitening solution into each tray. You then squirt some of the solution into each tray. The whitening system you choose will tell you the correct amount of whitening solution to use.

Place the whitening tray over your teeth and then connect the system to your smartphone. The tray will light up blue, which tells you it is working. How long you keep the tray in your mouth depends on the product you purchase, but it is generally around 15 to 30 minutes.  

Visit Your Dentist

Another way to whiten your teeth is to make an appointment with your dentist. Your traditional dentist can do this, or you can make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. The way this works is by brushing a bleaching solution onto your teeth. The dentist will use an apparatus that is placed into your mouth that stretches your lips away from your teeth. This will prevent the bleaching solution from getting onto your lips. The dentist will then run a laser over your teeth. This activates the solution to allow it to whiten your teeth faster. 

If you do not want to have your teeth whitened in the dentist's office, the dentist can give you a home kit that you can take home and do this yourself. This kit has a very strong bleaching solution and is much stronger than what you can purchase at a local store. This kit has a tray that you put the bleaching solution in. You put the tray in your mouth for a certain period of time. The dentist will show you exactly how this works.

If your teeth are very discolored, you may have to use the smartphone whitening system more often, or it may take more than one trip to your dentist to get the desired results.