3 Reasons to Choose Professional Teeth Whitening with a Dentist
Don’t fool around with your smile! There are plenty of reasons to have professionals whiten your teeth rather than a DIY method. The dentists at Pearce Dental Group in Cincinnati discuss the three main reasons why it’s better to choose professional teeth whitening with a dentist than rely on an over-the-counter product.
1. Fast Results
If you are self-conscious about your less-than-bright smile, you want whitening results as soon as possible. Over-the-counter whitening strips and other products will lighten your teeth — eventually.
A professional teeth whitening session in a dentist’s office takes about an hour. When it’s over, your teeth are lighter. To achieve the same results with an over-the-counter product, you may need to apply the whiteners for weeks, or even months. You have better things to do with your time, and when life gets hectic you might skip a treatment.
After all that time, you could end up with a smile that isn’t what you hoped for. With professional treatment, you go home from a session with a whiter smile. You’ll also leave feeling more confident and attractive.
2. Evenly Whitened Teeth
When you have your teeth professionally whitened, they are done evenly. There are situations in which even whitening is not possible. That’s the case with dental crowns or implants. It’s also true of teeth with deep stains.
A dentist discusses your tooth whitening options with you. If going the at-home route, you could end up with teeth of various shades. Instead of a bright, white smile, you could end up with a mouth of different colored teeth.
3. Customized Treatment
Your teeth are unique. Over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments are basically one-size-fits-all. Before treatment, patients receive an evaluation regarding the current shade and condition of their teeth. There are teeth that aren’t stable enough for whitening. Try to use whitening solutions on them on your own, and damage is likely.
A dentist can remove any plaque and tartar on the teeth before the procedure. These materials on your teeth can cause spots and uneven results, as whitening agents can’t penetrate them. If there are issues regarding tooth discoloration, the dentist will address them.
Contact Pearce Dental Group for Professional Teeth Whitening
Our dentists at Pearce Dental Group can help you decide the best way to brighten your smile during your dental exam at our Cincinnati office. Call (513) 651-0110 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Troy Pearce, Dr. Jim Simpson or Dr. Sheri Crawford today. We will answer any questions you have about teeth whitening.