It’s no surprise that having a brighter smile can boost your confidence and make you feel better overall, but have you heard the benefits of getting your teeth whitened by a professional?
There are numerous products that you can buy over-the-counter, but they honestly won't give you the same results as you can get from a dentist.
If you're interested in teeth whitening but you're not sure whether you should do it yourself or not, consider the following advantages to seeking professional assistance.
For starters, there are multiple options available from a professional. The treatment you select depends on how fast you'd like to get results. Some options are more potent, delivering results almost instantaneously after just a single session.
Other methods may cost a little less, but you'll see your teeth whitened in stages throughout several sessions. The most popular methods are the Zoom treatment and the laser treatment.
Getting a professional teeth whitening service from a dentist costs about $300-$1800, and the price depends on the treatment you select. Your dentist will inform you of the best way to whiten teeth after you attend a consultation.
It's critical to remember that even those that maintain a regular and well-constructed oral hygiene routine will be susceptible to yellowing teeth.
Unfortunately, it is a process that naturally occurs as we get older and our tooth enamel gets thinner. That allows more of the dentin, which is naturally yellow, to be more pronounced and visible.
Additionally, our teeth can get stained when we eat certain foods or consume drinks that are darker in color, such as red wine, coffee, chocolate, and so on. Smoking cigarettes can also cause teeth to become yellow prematurely.
If your teeth are badly stained, and you'd like to get them whiter to restore your smile, consider the fact that the best teeth whitening results will occur from a professional. Teeth bleaching kits can be useful, but you likely won't get optimal results, especially not in one treatment.
Check out our list of the benefits you can expect if you get your teeth whitened by a dentist.
The first step Dr. Boren will perform is to do a dental exam before they treat your teeth. If they find any problems with your gums or teeth, that work will need to get done before you can get your teeth whitened.
This added benefit of having a dentist check your teeth before any work gets done is a good way to slip in a routine oral exam. If you did the teeth whitening at home, you wouldn't be aware of whether there were additional issues for you to address.
Also, we will be sure to protect your gums from any exposure to the bleaching chemicals used, which have a corrosive agent. If your teeth or gums are sensitive and easily irritated, you'll want to get them whitened by a professional to be safe.
Of course, we know that having whiter teeth can play a big role in how good you feel about yourself. A more attractive smile can not only make you more confident and ambitious, but it can enhance your self-esteem.
Having discoloration or dull teeth may cause you to smile and laugh less, and be overall less sure of your appearance. By getting top-notch services to restore your teeth and make them look even better, it gives you the confidence to flash those pearly whites wherever you go.
The effectiveness of professional teeth whitening is evident and undeniable. Deep staining of one's teeth is not at all uncommon.
Often, stains result from years of drinking wine and coffee or even a kind of prescription medication that happens to cause yellow stains to develop on your teeth.
Although whitening products, which are sold over-the-counter may help to a degree, such products lack the strength to remove several years' worth of staining.
Furthermore, the whitening products that your dentist will use on your teeth have a higher percentage of peroxide. As you can imagine, this is a much stronger product, and it's effective at removing deep stains.
When it comes to over-the-counter products, they are all advertised as a one size fits all kind of product. In actuality, these products do not work the same for everyone that uses them.
Truthfully, some whitening strips come in different sizes and shapes, making them suitable for a variety of people.
It's well within the realm of possibility for you to buy a strip that doesn't fit properly; the result is that you end up with uneven whitening results. Moreover, teeth sensitivity can result from an ill-fitting strip as well.
On the other hand, the procedure performed by your dentist will be personalized and done on a tooth by tooth basis.
For starters, we will take an impression of your teeth and create a custom-fit tray. This try is then applied to your teeth to prevent the gel from coming into contact with your gums and lips.
Moreover, you are prisoner to the products that you purchase in the store and each product will produce a different result. A teeth whitening specialist will have the freedom to customize the level of whitening according to your needs.
A dentist will give you the ability to achieve the shade that you wish to have. You can go as white as possible or simply several shades brighter.
Whitening products sold over-the-counter can damage the enamel on your teeth, this is especially true if it is applied incorrectly.
This concern doesn't factor in when performed by a dentist. Dr. Boren supervises the whitening process to ensure that no damage is done to your teeth.
Upon visiting your dentist he will discuss with you the many options that you have to choose from to whiten your teeth. From there he will inform you which products are best suited for your needs. In this way, you'll get whiter teeth without having to worry about damage.
Professional teeth whitening procedures are much faster and efficient than over-the-counter products; such products can take as long as 4 weeks before you reach the desired level of whiteness.
If you choose to have your teeth whitened professionally---with one visit and within two hours at the office, your teeth can get lifted to eight shades lighter. Professional whitening is the best way to lighten teeth safely and quickly.
That will save you lots of time, and you won't have to buy multiple kits to achieve the look you want, so you'll save money as well.
Dr. Sara Boren offers safe, advanced whitening solutions that over-the-counter products can't. Safety and quality are always a question with store-bought products. We can help ensure that you achieve the beautiful smile that you desire without putting the health of your teeth or gums in jeopardy.
We think you deserve an elevated dental experience. Call (865) 687-9350 or click below to set up your first visit. We look forward to meeting you!