Why You Should Let Your Dentist Whiten Your Teeth

Woman dental patient with a perfect smile showing her thumb up.Are you looking for a quick and effective way to boost your smile’s appearance? You might want to look into the professional teeth whitening from a dentist. Even if you brush and floss every day, your porous tooth structure can collect stain particles from the foods and drinks that you consume. Gradually, the whitest of teeth can start to look dull and faded. Using a professional grade whitening gel can quickly lift away stain particles so that your smile looks brighter and younger than it has in years. It’s the perfect (and one of the easiest) ways to show off your best accessory.

Why Not an Over the Counter Kit?

The difference in the whitening treatments at a dental office and something you can buy at the grocery store is very significant. Over the counter products are made to be safe on all teeth, which means it’s a one-size-fits all approach is made from a much weaker concentration of product. Most patients have to repeat these OTC whitening systems multiple times before they notice a result.

After purchasing a few kits to use at home, you could have already saved your money and gotten the full results out of a professional teeth whitening treatment from a qualified cosmetic dentist. Plus, whitening from a dentist ensure that all surfaces of your teeth can be whitened, preventing patchy or uneven coloration once you’re finished. It can also drastically reduce gum irritation and sensitivity that many patients experience when they whiten on their own.

When You Should Whiten

Most patients love whitening before a big event, such as a wedding, high school reunion or photo shoot. If you’re considering having dental veneers, crowns, or other types of cosmetic treatment done, however, we recommend that you whiten your teeth first. This allows us to match your new restorations directly to your adjacent teeth. After all, your existing dental work can’t change in color.

A Superior Choice in Opalescence Boost

Montevallo Family Dentistry proudly offers Opalescence Boost Professional Teeth Whitening, which can be used at home or as a one-hour session in our office. Opalescence Boost is a safe and highly effective system that uses chemical activation instead of heat. This means that you won’t have to sit under an uncomfortable light like other in-office whitening methods. Opalescence Boost whitening gel also contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride), which works to protect your tooth enamel during the whitening process.

To learn more about better teeth whitening from a dentist, call Dr. Shunnarah at Montevallo Family Dentistry. We do suggest that patients are up to date on their routine dental cleanings before scheduling a professional tooth whitening session.

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry