Knowing when to seek emergency dental care can be tricky. While many dental issues are extremely time sensitive, others can be left for months with little risk.Some tooth problems, like cavities, are slow to change. If there is no pain and the dental issue is not the result of trauma, usually treatment can wait until…
Teeth whitening: As easy as 1, 2, 3 with an appointment
Over the years, Sally’s teeth have lost their shine and are slightly discolored. She has gone through numerous store-bought whitening solutions with little change in her smile. Unsure of what to do, Sally is continuing to throw her money away by investing in shoddy products. By doing so, she can even put herself at risk for health concerns from over-bleaching or improper use of certain products.
Don’t fall for the false advertising
There are many products that claim to be the best whitening solution one can utilize from home, selling people on the aspect of not needing to go in for a professional teeth whitening. Not only do store-bought whitening solutions lack in effectiveness when compared to in-office whitening. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry states on yoursmilebecomesyou.com that “While over-the-counter tooth whitening products are available, dentist-supervised tooth whitening remains the safest, most effective method for brightening your smile.”
Since teeth whitening products contain various forms of peroxide, it is best to work with a dentist to ensure safe consumption. People may overuse or abuse teeth whitening products and cause more damage than good. The causes for stains on teeth are more common than people may realize. The causes for teeth staining or discoloration include:
- Certain food and drinks such as coffee, tea and red wine
- Tobacco use
- Certain medications
One of the best ways to ensure that teeth remain white after a whitening service is by keeping up proper dental hygiene. Teeth whitening can draw out one’s inner beauty and raise confidence, but will need proper care to remain that way. In other cases, teeth whitening may not work for everyone, “which is why it’s important to talk to your dentist before deciding to whiten your teeth, as whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration,” mouthhealthy.org states.
For anyone interested in teeth whitening, the professional process is not half as difficult as other methods and is twice as effective.
The process for professional teeth whitening
The first step for anyone who has an interest in a teeth whitening service is to schedule a consultation with a dentist who offers teeth whitening. At the consultation, the dentist will decide what the healthiest and best course of action for the patient’s teeth will be. In some cases, a dentist may be able to whiten the patient’s teeth at that first appointment.
With a professional in-office teeth whitening, “Your teeth can literally brighten up to 10 shades in about an hour,” yoursmilebecomesyou.com states. Within just one procedure, a patient can see significant results. With a store-bought product, a patient will have to wait several weeks to see any improvement in his or her teeth.
For patients who may not have the time in their schedule to make the in-office teeth whitening service, there is another option. A dentist can prescribe a whitening solution in specific doses that the patient takes at home and will monitor the process. With this solution, the patient will still see a strong change in tooth color with a dentist-approved product.
The price for an in-office teeth whitening service can get expensive, but is worth the price for safe and effective treatment. There is no need to throw money away by purchasing teeth whitening products from the store. With proper care, a patient can make a professional teeth whitening service last for a long time. Visit a dentist and receive the smile that you have always wanted. Call our office and schedule an appointment with us today.
Anthony DeLucia D.D.S., P.A.
At Anthony DeLucia D.D.S., P.A., in Stuart, FL, we will customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule. Our professional staff creates a calm atmosphere for you during the appointment and treatment process. If you have any questions or are unsure of what is causing the pain in your teeth, do not hesitate to call us.
We will answer any questions and make sure you get all of the necessary information. We can help prevent damage to your teeth and set you on track for a lifetime of pristine oral health. At Anthony DeLucia D.D.S., P.A., your experience with us and your dental health are our prime concern.