Teeth whitening procedures are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry services in the United States. One of the biggest reasons for that is patients can achieve a transformation that is affordable and remarkable. More and more, we find that our patients come to us questioning the whitening kits that they find on the shelf of their local drug store. We understand the allure, whitening your teeth for a low cost in the comfort of your home seems very enticing.
We agree that home teeth-whitening is an excellent and effective option for many patients, which is why we offer the following advice about whitening products.
If you’ve been investigating teeth whitening options, you’ve probably discovered that there is no shortage of choices. Trays, gels, toothpastes, and even strips are all over the shelves making big promises about amazing results. The issue is that these products are all mass-produced for consumers and are therefore one-size-fits-all.
For starters, the trays and strips may not fit your dental arch correctly. This can leave you with uneven whitening, or irritated gums due to exposure to the whitening agent. Additionally, over-the-counter whitening products are not as strong as professional methods. In fact, many people end up in our office after trying an over-the-counter solution and being dissatisfied with the results.
We offer professional-strength at home whitening kits. This means that after your consultation you will be fitted with a customized tray that fits your mouth. You will be supplied with whitening gel and instructions for how many hours each day to wear the trays. For most patients, optimal results are reached within two weeks. From there, you able to keep the whitening trays to periodically touch-up your smile whenever it’s looking a little dull.
Professional home whitening systems give you safety, comfort, and convenience. To maintain your whiter smile longer, make sure to brush and floss regularly and try to avoid stain-causing foods and beverages. If you live in Shelby Township or the surrounding communities, call us to find out more about professional home teeth whitening.
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