Nearly everyone has discolored or stained teeth. Everything from red wine to chocolate, berries, coffee and beyond has the potential to stain or discolor teeth. If you are even slightly dissatisfied with the look of your teeth, you should give serious consideration to professional teeth whitening. Let’s take a look at the merits of professional teeth whitening.
Head on out to your local grocery store and you will almost certainly find an array of teeth whitening products. Unfortunately, none of these products work as well as professional teeth whitening. A large part of the problem with the DIY teeth whitening route is the fact that it requires repeated application. This is quite the stark contrast to professional teeth whitening that is completed in a single session. There is no sense attempting to whiten your teeth with these products over and over again when perfect results can be achieved through professional teeth whitening1 in a fraction of the time.
Meet with our dentist to learn more about teeth whitening and you will find the approach to smile beautification differs by patient. The dentist will discuss whitening levels with you to ensure the final shade of white matches your unique face, skin tone and other aesthetic features. The end result will be a thorough whitening that gives you the confidence you need to be your true self in social settings.
So don’t try to whiten your teeth with store-bought products that create uneven shades of white. The last thing you need is for some teeth to look perfectly white and others to be a different hue as it proved impossible to eliminate the stains without professional assistance. The dentist ensures every single tooth you would like whitened is treated with a whitening gel for activation and a specialized curing lamp. Take a look in the mirror after professional teeth whitening and you will find your mouth has a uniform shade of white that looks absolutely amazing.
The majority of those who use over-the-counter teeth whitening products feel considerable sensitivity and pain during the application process. This pain stems from hydrogen ions moving below the surface of the teeth. It is also possible for the whitening agent to contact the gums or lips due to poorly-sized strips, trays, etc.
Alternatively, professional teeth whitening proves quite comfortable. The dentist applies a protective covering atop the gums so they do not contact the whitening agent. The dentist might also suggest the use of a fluoride treatment to reduce sensitivity. So don’t worry about what professional teeth whitening will feel like! This is a perfectly comfortable process from beginning to end.
Your time is your money. There is no reason to repeatedly apply DIY teeth whitening products over and over again only to observe minimal progress. Why bother applying teeth whitening strips or other supposed solutions for weeks when your teeth can be whitened in one fell swoop at the dentist’s office? Meet with our dentist and you will find teeth whitening can be completed in as little as 45 minutes. It is quite remarkable this approach to teeth whitening can whiten teeth upwards of 10 times their current shade in about an hour. Take a moment to think about what you can do with all the extra time professional teeth whitening frees up. You will have that much more time to spend with your family and friends. Furthermore, you won’t have to interrupt your evening to apply teeth whitening gels or strips over and over again.
The average teeth whitening product sold in stores has a shockingly small amount of the agent that whitens the teeth. In general, such products typically have 3% peroxide. Though this level of peroxide has the potential to reduce light staining on the teeth, they will not eliminate those deeply-ingrained intrinsic stains. You need professional teeth whitening to attack those deep stains. In general, you can expect your teeth to be at most one to two shades lighter following a series of DIY treatments. Professional teeth whitening has superior strength compared to DIY products. Your dentist’s whitening gel has around 35% peroxide strength. This gel penetrates tooth enamel, eliminating those pesky stains and finally restoring your smile.
Professional teeth whitening is favored far and wide for the reasons detailed above as well as the fact that dentists are chock full of helpful information. The dentist will examine your teeth in an attempt to determine what is causing the stains. The dentist will pinpoint extrinsic stains along the exterior of the teeth while searching for intrinsic staining. This type of staining occurs from the inside out, moving from the inner portion of the tooth to the outside.
Use your dental office visit to pick your dentist’s brain about teeth whitening. Ask questions, listen closely and you will have all sorts of helpful information that makes it easier to understand the professional teeth whitening process, keep your teeth clean and enjoy a lovely smile. Furthermore, the dentist will look for teeth that are especially dark to determine if there is an underlying issue with a root canal or tooth decay. You are not provided the same level of analysis and insight when you take the DIY route. Rather, you are simply given some basic instructions on a box or small printout and expected to figure it out on your own. The moral of this story is DIY teeth whitening is a recipe for disaster. Lean on the dentist to professionally whiten your teeth and you will be ecstatic with the results.
Are you looking for a way to brighten your smile? Our professional teeth whitening service will beautify your teeth. Give us a call at (707) 416-0626 to schedule an appointment2.