At-home teeth whitening treatments are everywhere these days. In fact, there are so many of them that it seems you can’t go down the oral hygiene aisle without being bombarded by them. With so many self-help remedies available, you may be wondering why professional tooth whitening is important. Having your teeth whitened at Bright Dentistry provides a number of benefits, and here are just a few of them.
#1. Provides Faster Results
The problem with many at-home treatments is that you must typically use certain products for two to four weeks before you notice results. Once you have achieved your desired level of whitening, you could need to perform touch-up treatments or even use those products on a continuing basis in order to maintain your results. In-office whitening can lighten your teeth between two and 8 shades in a single session, and will also provide you with longer-lasting results.
#2. Can Treat Deep Stains
Many people who try home whitening treatments are discouraged to learn that they do not always work on very deep stains. Here at Bright Dentistry, the products we use contain stronger whitening formulas than what are available over-the-counter. This means that we can often target dark stains in your teeth that have not responded well to other treatment methods-even those that may have been present for years.
#3. Rules out Dental Issues
Discolored teeth are not always due to lifestyle habits such as smoking or drinking coffee, as they can sometimes be caused by dental problems. Unless you take measures to resolve these issues, your teeth whitening efforts are unlikely to be successful. When you allow us to perform teeth whitening, we will first rule out the possibility of dental problems to ensure you get the best possible results from your treatment.
#4. Less Time Consuming
At-home remedies require a great deal of preparation, not to mention the time that’s required for the actual treatment. As such, many people find home whitening to be too time consuming for their liking, and may even give up before completing a regimen. When you undergo an in-office treatment, you will only be required to spend a little bit of time in our clinic during each session in order to notice results.
We sometimes provide at-home whitening trays to patients with severely discolored teeth. Any trays we do give our patients come with a special gel, so there is no mixing required.
#5. Less Sensitivity
If tooth whitening products come in contact with the gums, this can lead to tooth sensitivity. This is a problem with self-whitening products, because many people do not know how to apply them properly. Our well-trained staff members are familiar with the latest tooth-whitening methods, and can therefore help you avoid tooth sensitivity.
If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, we invite you to consider professional teeth whitening, which is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments we offer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and get ready to show off your winning smile with confidence.