With a sensible and patient approach, you can whiten your teeth safely and effectively at home. But when it comes to teeth whitening, nothing compares to an in-office whitening by a qualified dentist. If you are new to whitening and want to ensure that you get the best results, then choose a professional to whiten your teeth. Professional tooth whitening offers patients the following benefits.
If you have little experience with tooth whitening, you could damage your teeth and gums if you whiten your teeth at home with OTC (over-the-counter) whitening trays. OTC whitening trays often don't fit over your teeth very well because they are not designed for your jaw. This means the bleach might spill over the sides of the tray and burn your gums.
You could also damage your tooth enamel if you whiten your teeth for too long. But if you put your whitening treatment in the hands of a dentist, they will cover your gums to protect them from the bleach. They'll also whiten your teeth in stages to prevent enamel damage and sensitivity.
2. Targeted Treatment
In-office whitening is tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient. For instance, some patients have badly discolored teeth and so need to whiten their teeth for longer than someone with fewer stains does. Whatever your requirements, your dentist will tailor your whitening session to meet them those requirements.
3. Advice From a Professional
During your whitening session, your dentist will also advise you on how to take care of your teeth after your whitening treatment. And they can offer suggestions on how to keep your teeth white and how to whiten your teeth if you choose to whiten them yourself in the future.
4. Fast Results
In-office whitening can give you the results you want fast. This is because dentists tend to use a whitening bleach with a stronger concentration of whitening bleach and specialized whitening equipment such as blue lights to speed up the whitening process.
5. Faster Tooth Recovery
When you whiten your teeth at home, your teeth take longer to recover. But when you use a dentist to whiten your teeth, they will apply a fluoride solution to your teeth to speed up the healing process after your whitening session.
With the help of a cosmetically trained dentist, you can achieve the smile you desire quickly and, more importantly, safely. Reach out to a dentist for more information about teeth whitening.