Professional Whitening vs. Store-Bought Kits
For many of us, the fewer doctor visits we have to make in our lifetime, the better, and when it comes down to dental treatment, the sentiment pretty much stays the same. Especially with whitening kits showing up on the shelves next to tubes of toothpaste and electric toothbrushes, even those of us who may already feel fairly confident in our dental hygiene probably would not pass up a chance to go just a little above and beyond our routine care.
When purchasing a kit over-the-counter designed to whiten our teeth, we are willingly taking into our mouths an unknown assortment of chemicals that even if we read the list of ingredients first, we still do not understand what it does. It is entirely possible to damage your gums and erode the enamel if you are not sure about the materials you are using. You could even discolor your teeth further with small white spots that can be very obvious and quite unsightly. Even worse, store-bought whitening kits could cause pain and sensitivity, which is a side effect nobody wants regardless of the color of their teeth.
Professional whitening that is done through us can be superior to the kits you may buy. For one, we can prevent the spotting that occurs from bleach spreading on your enamel, so your tooth will have a uniform appearance. Because of how well we understand the chemicals we use when whitening, we have a better idea of not only how long to leave the gel on for optimal results but also how to protect the surrounding tissues from the bleaching agent.
Is Tooth Whitening Right for You?
Depending on how stained your teeth are is what determines how long the treatment could take. For more resistant discoloration, we may use lasers or lights to try to make the gel work more effectively. The whitening process may last up to ninety minutes, but you can be assured that you will be getting the most out of each treatment. It could take several appointments to get your teeth to the shade you want, but we promise to be with you every step of the way until you are satisfied with your smile.
Though it may be tempting to try it at home by yourself first, with all of the potential issues that could occur from using a mass-produced generic home whitening kit, why not instead treat yourself to a professional tooth whitening that minimizes complications and can ensure you get what you want the first time? There is no reason to be denied the dazzling smile you deserve, so please call David Crumpton, DDS at 817-678-7395 to schedule a whitening that can give you superior results without the responsibility of doing it yourself.
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