When it comes to getting a dazzling smile, teeth whitening products may be the only way for many people to go. You can find a wide range of products designed to help you brighten your smile. A few of these products you can make yourself for impressive results at home. Even changes in your diet can impact just how white your teeth appear. They include eliminating foods that are widely known to stain teeth like coffee, red wine, and blueberries. Avoiding cigarettes is another great change to make for whiter teeth. In general though there are three basic options, outside of dietary and lifestyle changes, when it comes to getting that whiter, brighter smile.

First, there is a wide assortment of over the counter products that are available to help you improve your smile. Teeth whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, and even tooth bleaching kits come immediately to mind. They can be found in almost any pharmacy, drug store, or supermarket in the country and are generally available for a reasonable rate. They do provide notable results and many people feel that these results are perfectly suited for their tooth whitening needs. This is the most budget friendly and the least powerful option for whitening your smile. Expect results but expect them to take a few days before they are easily noticeable.

Second, for those who want a little more whitening and brightening power than the average over the counter kit delivers there are still quite a few options available to help you get that winning smile. Teeth whitening kits are available from dentists office that provide a lot more power than the general over the counter kits you’ll find at the local supermarket. These kits are more expensive, more powerful, and not meant to be used as often as the smaller kits. They are still a good bit cheaper than the final option available to you.

Finally, you can turn to your dentist for the best possible bang for your buck and the whitest smile. Teeth whitening services by a professional delivers astonishing brightening results you can see immediately. This is the easiest way to get an even, streak free, whitening experience. More importantly, many dentists offer specialized services for whitening that are tailored to your unique whitening needs. It is also the most expensive. It is best to reserve this for special occasions when only the whitest smile will do.