3 ways to whiten your teeth


Photo by Consumer Guide to Dentistry

Daphne L

Having white teeth can make a hugely positive impact on someone’s looks. But many people don’t have naturally “pearly-white” teeth. Knowing ways to change this for the better can be extremely beneficial.


  1. Whitening toothpaste

Crest’s whitening toothpaste is highly revered as unmistakably one of the best whitening toothpastes on the market. – Photo by Insider

Whitening toothpaste is an easy way to bring a lighter shade of white to teeth because it doesn’t require extra work. Whitening toothpaste can be found just about anywhere, and users can simply brush their teeth with it like normal. 

  1. In-office whitening procedure 

An in-office whitening procedure uses UV lights to lighten the color of your teeth, usually in one session. – Photo by Consumer Guide to Dentistry

Another option for those who wish to whiten their teeth is a dental procedure. Patients can go to their dentist’s office and have a whitening gel applied to their teeth. This typically only takes one visit to the dentist for it to work. 

  1. Take-home methods 

Some take-home kits include customized trays to fit your teeth that can be filled with whitening gel. – Photo by Consumer Guide to Dentistry

Lastly, for a more powerful option that doesn’t require a trip to the dentist’s office, take-home methods are available for use. This can consist of whitening strips or custom-made trays with whitening abilities. 


There are also a few important things to remember when whitening teeth: that the shade of the teeth naturally, whether it’s white or off-white, typically doesn’t matter for the actual health of the teeth. Also, if a cavity or filling is in place in a tooth, whitening methods often are unsuccessful. However, if not, whitening methods can be helpful in fixing naturally darker-colored teeth.