Are you unhappy with the results of over-the-counter teeth whitening kits? Professional teeth whitening treatment is much more effective and lasts longer than home whitening. Dr. John G Dixon, your Shelby Township, MI dentist, explains the benefits of visiting your dentist for teeth whitening services.
Your dentist offers better results
Depending on the product you use, home whitening results can be disappointing. No matter how diligently you follow the instructions, your teeth may not look as white as that photo on the front of the package. In order to keep your teeth looking brighter, you may need to repeat the whitening process in just a few weeks or months. Professional teeth whitening agents tend to produce more dramatic results because they penetrate tooth enamel, removing deep stains that over-the-counter products can't reach.
The whitening agents your dentist uses aren't available in drugstore kits. When you visit him for teeth whitening treatment, you can expect to see a three- to eight-shade difference after just one hour. Results can last several years, if you take good care of your teeth and avoid drinking or eating foods that stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, pop, wine and berries.
Professional teeth whitening is safer
Whitening toothpastes can help your teeth look whiter, but if you use them often, they can erode your tooth enamel and actually increase your risk of staining. A dentist uses hydrogen peroxide gel, a strong whitening agent that's also gentle on teeth.
Gum irritation can be a problem if you use kits that include whitening trays. If those trays don't fit your mouth perfectly, some of the whitening agent can coat your gums, causing pain and sensitivity. During a professional teeth whitening treatment, your dentist uses a protective barrier to protect your sensitive gums and teeth roots.
Wouldn't you like to have a whiter, brighter smile? Dr. John G Dixon, your Shelby Township, MI dentist, can help you whiten your teeth safely and effectively. Call him at (586) 781-5569 to schedule a teeth whitening session. Improve your smile with teeth whitening!