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Why Professional Smile Whitening Works

Posted in Teeth Whitening

For significant changes in your smile, it’s time to think about professional teeth whitening. Professional whitening delivered by your dentist is the safer, effective way to improve how your smile looks. 

Professional whitening won’t hurt your teeth.

Using an over the counter whitening treatment often results in chemical burns to your gums or soft tissues inside of your mouth. If you have failing restorations or new areas of tooth decay, you might not find out until symptoms develop from the over the counter whitening. Professional whitening always begins with an exam to check for preexisting problems that could cause pain or sensitivity so it can be avoided. 

Custom whitening kits deliver better results.

You’ll never get a better, more even whitening result than when you use a professional whitening treatment. Every professional treatment addresses each curve and contour of the tooth, so that results are even. Over the counter trays are “one size fits most,” which means they often don’t come into complete contact with the tooth and uneven whitening is a typical result. 

Laser whitening provides results in just one visit.

If you elect to have in-office laser whitening, you can get instant results after just one appointment. Most laser whitening treatments take about one hour and remove years of stain from the tooth. A custom-whitening tray can do the same thing at home, but may take 10-14 days for full results. 

Professional teeth whitening treatments use high-grade peroxide gels that remove deep-set stains within the pores of the teeth. These gels are only available from your dental office and never over the counter. The next time you want true results, ask your dentist about the long-term effects and affordability of a professional whitening treatment.

Posted on behalf of Find Local Dentists

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