Sometimes the only thing standing in your way of achieving the perfect smile is the color of your teeth. While you could use one of the many at-home teeth whitening and bleaching products sold in stores, you probably won’t get the results you want. Not to mention, these products can often irritate and damage your teeth.
If you want to safely whiten and brighten your smile, working with an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Martinez at Victorian Village Dental Care is the best option.
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?
The whitening solution found in at-home teeth whitening kits is weaker than the solution used during professional teeth whitening. The weaker solution cannot produce the stunning results people expect when whitening their teeth.
When people don’t get the results they expect from their at-home teeth whitening kit, they sometimes try reapplying the whitening solution and leaving it on longer than the recommended time. This could damage your teeth.
The whitening solution used in at-home kits is designed to scrub or lift stains and discoloration from the surface of your teeth. If this solution is kept on the teeth for prolonged periods, the enamel will start to erode. This makes your teeth more sensitive and can cause you to experience pain and discomfort. It also makes tooth decay easier to develop, increasing your risk for certain dental problems such as gum disease and cavities.
Professional teeth whitening procedures and treatments use different products than the ones you buy in the stores. These products are more powerful and, therefore, able to whiten and brighten your smile better, and they are gentler on your teeth.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
The manufacturers of the whitening kits you purchase use a “one size fits all” design for their products. This allows them to make their products available to a wide range of people. Unfortunately, this means that the product might not fit your mouth.
Using a teeth whitening product that doesn’t fit your mouth can cause uneven results. Whether the product is too big or too small, the whitening solution cannot be applied evenly to the teeth, giving your teeth a spotty appearance that can be seen every time you smile.
You can avoid uneven teeth whitening by having Dr. Martinez create a custom-made whitening kit. Using digital imaging and scans, Dr. Martinez will create custom-made trays that ensure the whitening solution is evenly applied to your teeth.
Other benefits of professional teeth whitening include:
- Professional teeth whitening can make your teeth anywhere from 2 to 15 shades whiter.
- Professional teeth whitening kits allow you to see results faster than you would with an at-home kit purchased at the store. In fact, some of our patients report seeing results just a few hours after their first professional teeth whitening treatment.
- Dr. Martinez oversees your entire teeth whitening treatment. By having an experienced cosmetic dentist monitor your treatment, should you experience any problems or issues, they can be quickly addressed.
- Increased chance of removing stubborn stains such as age-related discoloration or tooth discoloration caused by fluorosis
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Right for Me?
Teeth whitening might not be the right solution if you have had previous dental work, such as dental crowns or large fillings. Dr. Martinez will ensure you get the results you want from teeth whitening. If you aren’t a good candidate, Dr. Martinez can recommend other cosmetic treatments to help you achieve that perfect smile.
Request a cosmetic dental consultation to see how Dr. Martinez and the dental team at Victorian Village Dental Care can help you achieve a dazzling smile.