Do you desire a whiter, brighter smile? You’re not alone. Our teeth tend to dull with age and exposure to staining agents like wine, berries, coffee, and soda. Professional teeth whitening is a great way to enhance your appearance safely and effectively. Our cosmetic dentist provides professional teeth whitening to help patients in our area look and feel their best.
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about teeth whitening.
What kind of results can I expect from teeth whitening?
You can expect dramatic results with professional teeth whitening. Many of our patients enjoy smiles that are eight to ten shades lighter after treatment. Our cosmetic dentist uses shade indicators before and after treatment to gauge the effectiveness of teeth whitening treatments.
Why choose professional teeth whitening over store bought products?
Store bought products are not nearly as powerful (or safe) as professional whitening treatments. This is because store bought products like whitening strips and toothpastes do not contain potent enough formulas to lighten stains beneath the enamel layer of teeth.
Professional treatments, however, involve placing prescription-grade whitening solutions over teeth for effective results. Additionally, your treatment is overseen by professionals who will ensure that your teeth and gums are safe during cosmetic services.
Will I be comfortable during teeth whitening treatments?
Professional teeth whitening treatments are not invasive and they do not alter the composition of teeth. During treatment, we take precautions like placing gauze and liquid dam over soft oral tissues to ensure that there is no irritation to the linings of the lips and cheeks or the gums.
Does teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
Professional teeth whitening might make your teeth feel a little sensitive for a couple days but these sensations will subside rather quickly. Store bought products can contribute to permanent sensitivity if patients overuse them or if their formulas contain harsh abrasives.
I’m interested in professional whitening, what should I do next?
If you’re looking to whiten your smile safely and effectively, we recommend scheduling a smile makeover consultation at our practice. After consulting with our team, we can determine the best procedure(s) to meet your unique needs.
Call us today to reserve an appointment.