Have you ever really looked in the mirror and noticed your teeth are kind of dingy, yellow, or brown? Age can discolor your teeth, so can a coffee or smoking habit, plus daily wear-and-tear. Even if you brush and floss like clockwork, you can end up with dull teeth. Enter professional teeth whitening – the only way to truly whiten your smile.
1. It Actually Works
Many people opt for over-the-counter teeth whitening products when they first decide their teeth are the wrong color and it’s time to brighten up. The quick fix, if it works, would be amazing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually work, at least not for long.
Many OTC teeth whitening products are designed to get rid of surface stains so your teeth will temporarily sparkle and look brighter than usual. But a few cups of dark soda later and you’re in need of another whitening treatment. Effectiveness and longevity are spotty.
2. No Discomfort
Back to over-the-counter whitening products. Not only are they not always effective, they can cause great discomfort. You won’t know until you try them whether you have a reaction to the formula. If you use a product repeatedly it can also cause discomfort and wear down your tooth enamel.
Professional teeth whitening treatments are accompanied by careful efforts to minimize sensitivity using desensitizing gel, so gums and teeth don’t negatively react to the bleaching agents. This kind of safety isn’t built into the products you buy on your own.
By the time you’ve purchased whitening strips, gels, brushes, sprays, toothpastes, and more, you’ve spent a small fortune on ineffective products. If you put that same money toward an investment in professional teeth whitening treatment, you could walk out of your Rye dentist’s office in about an hour with a smile that is super-white and lasts for years with dedicated daily upkeep.
4. No User Error
There is plenty of room for user error with pharmacy-brand whitening products. It’s not difficult to apply the sprays, creams, gels, or strips, but if you miss part of a tooth, it won’t whiten. And then there are teeth that can’t be whitened because they have a porcelain crown or tooth-colored filling. What then?
At your dentist’s office, teeth whitening is customized just for you. If necessary, crowns are edited to match your whitened teeth, or dental bonding is used to cover the one tooth in your smile that just won’t whiten no matter what you do.
5. You Have Options
Your dentist offers two equally effective teeth whitening treatments – one you can do in the privacy of your own home and one you can have done in the dental office. The take-home whitening kits usually take a few weeks to reach full effectiveness, while the in-office treatment delivers immediate results in one dental visit.
Find out what type of professional teeth whitening is right for you and get a brand new smile in no time. Whitening is amazing because, even if your teeth aren’t perfect, they look amazing when they’re shining bright and white. Schedule a consultation with Chester Hill Dentistry in Rye, NY.