Tooth-whitening is a seemingly simple procedure that many people believe can easily done at home. While at-home teeth whitening kits are effective for some people, others may find that at-home teeth-whitening products can cause considerable pain without providing the expected results. For the best results, consider these benefits of in office whitening conducted by your dentist.
1) Your Dentist can Limit Pain and Sensitivity
Many people have sensitive teeth, meaning that even a simple professional cleaning can cause discomfort. As a result, even a non-invasive procedure like teeth whitening can be an uncomfortable experience. Even when teeth aren’t particularly sensitive, at-home whitening kits can cause pain simply because they are not customized to each user’s dentition. If the user’s mouth doesn’t perfectly fit the mouth trays that are used to apply the lightening solution, the solution can leak from the trays and cause gum irritation.
Professionally administered whitening treatments completely bypass this problem. When your dentist provides a take-home treatment, the mouth trays are customized to fit your mouth to prevent leakage and guarantee bright results.
2) Professional Whitening is Safer for Your Oral Health
Professional whitening is a safer alternative to at-home whitening kits. While at-home kits may be convenient, people risk damaging the soft oral tissues as well as tooth damage caused by over-bleaching.
By opting for professional tooth-whitening, you don’t have to worry about damaging your gums and teeth with peroxide solutions, and your dentist can gauge how much whitening is required, to help prevent over-bleaching and mouth damage.
3) Your Teeth will Look More Natural
While over-the-counter tooth-whitening kits may seem easy, people often have difficulty gauging the how strong the whitening solution is. What often ends up happening is that teeth don’t lighten as expected, or they lighten too much, and look unnaturally white.
By visiting your dentist for your teeth whitening needs, your dentist can accurately judge how much whitening your teeth need to look both natural and aesthetically pleasing, and customize a treatment to produce the desired look.
4) Your Dentist has Access to Professional High-Quality Products
Dentists have access to much higher quality tooth-whitening products than those that can be purchased over the counter. In-office teeth whitening patients can have their teeth lightened up to five shades in less than an hour, with minimal discomfort and improved dental appearance. In contrast, at-home whitening kits require daily application for weeks to get a noticeable result.
For more information on teeth whitening in Fort Meyers, contact James Mitchell, DDS. It’s important to understand your options and have good oral health before starting any cosmetic procedure.