Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening Versus At-Home Treatments
You have certainly seen whitening toothpaste and other teeth whitening products at your local pharmacy, but these are not to be confused with professional services to whiten your smile, which can be classified as a type cosmetic dentistry (link 1). One of the primary differences is the ingredients. According to the ADA, treatments at your dentist’s office contain carbamide and/or hydrogen peroxide as their primary bleaching agent. Unlike at-home products, which contain low-dose bleaching agents and can, therefore, take months to see the effects, while professional services can yield impressive results within days.
Not only are these procedures carefully monitored in office, but the patient will first receive a dental examination to ensure their gums and teeth are healthy enough for bleaching, and in order to determine whether their type of staining or discoloration can be improved. Tooth discoloration may be caused by specific underlying diseases or conditions that require another type of treatment. You can learn more about the common causes of staining and discoloration of teeth by visiting our article on common drinks that may be causing your smile to dull (link2).
Having a trained staff member involved is an important advantage when selecting professional whitening treatments to ensure the procedure is done properly and safely.
Opting for Professional Teeth Whitening
Remember you only get one chance to make a first impression and more often than not, our smile is that first impression. Feel more confident with a whiter brighter smile today!
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