Have you noticed that your pearly whites are looking less white these days? In fact, have your teeth started to look dingy after one-too-many visits to your local coffee shop or glasses of red wine? If so, have you considered the benefits of seeking professional teeth whitening through a cosmetic dentist? Sure, there are many products available in the drugstore, which claim they can lighten teeth. But if you are looking to create dynamic results, fast, it is worth learning more about what makes professional whitening treatment such an effective way to brighten the smile!
What Makes Professional Treatment Different than Over-the-Counter Options?
You have likely noticed the numerous dental products available at the pharmacy and grocery store, many of which promise to lighten your teeth. Unfortunately, it can be overwhelming for many consumers trying to determine which of these products will actually be able to help them achieve their desired results, and more importantly which can do so safely and efficiently.
While some over-the-counter products are actually designed to lighten teeth by several shades, many more are simply meant to lighten teeth gradually over extended periods of use. In some cases, this can actually cause damage to the teeth’s enamel, as prolonged exposure to whitening agents can lead to wear of the teeth’s enamel.
Fortunately, cosmetic dentists provide an alternative to OTC products, namely professional whitening treatment. This is a procedure that can quickly lighten teeth by a noticeable eight shades or more! Best of all, the whitening can be completed safely, and with minimal sensitivity to your soft gum tissue.