Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. When people picture their dream smile, it is usually full of dazzlingly white teeth. There are so many options for whitening teeth that it can be overwhelming to determine which is best. Many at-home methods seem easy to use and promise whiter teeth but are often not ideal.
Whitening toothpaste and mouthwashes do have whitening components but require a large amount of exposure to work properly. With the recommended time spent brushing your teeth, the whitening results won’t start to fully show for a few weeks. Whitening strips are very common and popular but are generically made to work for all mouths, but mouths are uniquely shaped so one-size-fits-all is not always the best method. When a strip doesn’t fit properly, it can cause uneven whitening because it is not evenly distributing the whitening components. Similarly, generic mouth guards can lead to uneven whitening and irritation of the gums due to exposure to the chemicals that are used.
A professional teeth whitening performed by a dental professional is the safest and quickest way to whiten your teeth. The concentration that professionals use is much higher than store bought methods, meaning your dentist can get your teeth much whiter. Most patients receive just one whitening with us and then simply follow up every few years for a touch-up.
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