When you want whiter teeth quickly, it can be tempting to buy a tooth whitening kit at the drugstore and hope for the best. Unfortunately, these kits rarely provide the same type of quality and longevity of results that you can achieve by visiting a professional dentist.
Our dental office has an experienced dentist who has offered teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures for years. Scheduling your teeth whitening appointment with her offers several benefits, including those we outline below.
Professional Teeth Whitening Offers the Best Results
Teeth whitening kits that you can buy in a drugstore can only remove surface-level stains on your teeth. Those stains will eventually return. Professional dentists have access to carbamide peroxide that cleans each of your teeth at a deep level and provides you with long-lasting results.
Working with a Professional Dentist Ensures Your Safety
Although direct-to-consumer teeth whitening products have undergone safety testing, you must still use the product correctly to avoid accidental damage to your teeth and gums. Some people also make the mistake of buying a product that has not received approval from the American Dental Association.
When used improperly, teeth whitening strips can cause gum irritation and bleaching products can increase tooth sensitivity. Our dentist always completes an exam first to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to withstand the teeth whitening process before going ahead with the procedure.
Your Dentist May Diagnose Other Issues
Most people seek professional teeth whitening because they want to improve the appearance of their smile. They are not necessarily thinking about their dentist spotting gum disease or tooth decay in the process.
However, diagnosis of other dental problems is exactly what can happen when you have a professional dentist complete the procedure rather than attempting to do it yourself. This is good news from a prevention standpoint because it allows you to receive treatment for your oral health issue earlier than you would have otherwise.
Quick Visit: You Can Be In-Out of Your Dentist’s Office in Under an Hour
You have no time to waste when you are whitening your teeth for a special event, and you have no guarantee of good results with a kit you buy at the drugstore. You could also spend hours fussing with the kit.
A typical appointment for teeth whitening with a professional dentist lasts 60 minutes or less. You can expect to see the brightness of your teeth increase by up to eight times over the next few weeks. With a dentist like ours, you can relax knowing you’re in professional hands, so you can focus on what matters, whether it’s a wedding, class reunion, or other big social event where you will have plenty of opportunity to show off your smile.
Flexible Payment Plans Available
Maybe you really want professional teeth cleaning but have put it off because you feel you cannot afford it. Our team is pleased to offer an in-house financing program in addition to accepting multiple forms of payment. Please contact us to learn more or request a cosmetic dentistry consultation.