Are your teeth stained, yellow or just not as white as you want them to be? It’s easier than ever before to whiten the smile, but should you choose over-the-counter products or schedule professional teeth whitening services? Both options will yield results, but there are several advantages to going the professional whitening route. Here are three reasons why it’s better to have a skilled dentist whiten your teeth.
It’s not easy to obtain consistent results with over-the-counter teeth whitening products. This is partially because the trays are not created specifically for your mouth and may not fit properly. If all portions of the whitening tray do not put the same amount of pressure on all visible surfaces of the teeth, you could end up with inconsistent coloring from one tooth to the next. Dentists, on the other hand, use trays that are customized to your mouth and provide reliable, consistent results.
Drug store teeth whitening products don’t contain the same level of active ingredients as professional products used by your dentist. As a result, you’ll need to consistently wear over-the-counter whitening trays every night for a period of weeks or possibly months before you achieve the shade of whiteness you desire. Professional whitening with the ZOOM! system is much more efficient because of the quality and percentage of active ingredients used. Generally, you only need a few professional appointments to get the results you want.
Whitening the teeth is known to cause increased tooth sensitivity, but this unpleasant side effect can be minimized with professional treatments. Dr. John Cervenka and the rest of the team at Southpark Dental Group use desensitizers and thick peroxide gels with ZOOM! whitening treatments to minimize tooth sensitivity.
Ready to improve your smile by whitening your teeth? To experience the benefits only professional teeth whitening can offer, contact our practice in Orlando, FL and schedule your appointment!