What do coffee, tea, wine and getting older have in common? They can all impact the color of your teeth. If your teeth are not as white as you would like them to be, then teeth whitening might be an option for you. If you are considering teeth whitening, you will have to decide between professional teeth whitening treatment and using store-bought products. We want to help you with your decision. Here, Dr. Ashwini Bhave at Bay Area Dental Specialists provides five reasons to choose professional teeth whitening over store-bought products.
Patient safety is our top priority at Bay Area Dental Specialists. Our professional teeth whitening treatment is customized to meet your specific needs. Did you know you can actually whiten your teeth too much? During professional teeth whitening treatment, our dental team monitors the highly concentrated whitening agent to protect your tooth enamel. If you overutilize store-bought teeth-whitening products, you could risk the health of your teeth.
2. Faster Results
If you have ever used a store-bought teeth whitening kit, you know the results can take weeks and even months to appear. That is partly due to the strength of the store-bought whitening kit. Professional teeth whitening products are stronger and more targeted, offering visible, same-day results.
3. Better Results
Not only is professional teeth whitening faster than store-bought kits, it also offers better results. As noted above, professional teeth whitening products are more highly concentrated than store-bought whitening kits, and therefore provide superior results. Professional teeth whitening is also customized to fit the needs of the patient. An experienced dentist considers the overall oral health and cosmetic needs of each individual patient to ensure the best possible results.
Store-bought kits take a one-size-fits-all approach to teeth whitening. If the whitening system includes trays, they will not be custom fitted to the unique contours of your teeth and gums. This means that you risk unnecessarily exposing your gums to the chemicals in the whitening kit.
Many people worry about cost when comparing professional teeth whitening to store-bought teeth whitening systems. However, professional teeth whitening is a good value — especially when you compare the quality of the results. Professional teeth whitening offers more noticeable results after fewer treatments, and the results tend to last longer than those achieved with store-bought kits. Overall, this saves patients both time and money.
Schedule an Appointment to Learn about Your Teeth Whitening Options
Dr. Bhave is an experienced dental professional who takes pride in transforming patients’ smiles. She believes the best way to understand a patient’s needs is through a comprehensive dentistry examination. Please call or email our practice today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhave to learn more about your teeth whitening options.