How is professional teeth whitening different than an over-the-counter kit or whitening toothpaste?
Whitening products are everywhere these days, and many people are drawn to their low price tag and promises of dazzling white teeth. The problem is, most of these products don't deliver on those promises. Whitening toothpastes can be effective on minor surface stains when they are used exactly as directed, but they also frequently contain harsh abrasives that can harm your enamel, scratch restorations, and cause tooth sensitivity. It's impossible to achieve the results of professional whitening with a whitening toothpaste or rinse.
The over-the-counter kits have a number of flaws that we, as dental professionals, find concerning. Because they are designed to be one size fits all, they usually wind up being one size fits none! Do you know anyone with the exact same smile as you? When you whiten professionally, you are under the care of skilled professionals who can address your unique needs and answer any questions that come up. We'll customize your treatment by choosing the method that is right for you. Additionally, we can start off your whitening with a thorough cleaning to remove any traces of plaque and tartar that could mar your results.
Professional cleaning products have a higher concentration of the whitening ingredient, so you can get real results much faster. They also frequently include additional ingredients to help with any sensitivity. This means that you can whiten your teeth comfortably and safely.
If you're interested in learning more about teeth whitening, please give our Cheshire dental office a call today!