Often times, all it takes is a brighter smile to brighten your day. Enhancing your smile with teeth whitening can give you a whole new outlook, changing the way that you feel about yourself and influencing the way that other people respond to you. Regarding most of the factors that are known to make your smile seem dull, it is absolutely possible to bring it back to life.
All teeth whitening procedures and products are not created equally, which is why it is so important to seek advice from your dentist for the best results. A dental professional can evaluate the shade of your teeth and the reason for the discoloration in order to put you on the right track. The quality of the results will depend heavily upon the use of the right products and the right technique. [pullquote]All teeth whitening procedures and products are not created equally, which is why it is so important to seek advice from your dentist for the best results.[/pullquote]
Generally, all whitening products contain the same active ingredient – hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. It’s the ingredient that is responsible for safely oxygenating your enamel and bleaching out the compounds that have stained your teeth. However, whitening products that are purchased in the drugstore, on the Internet, or at the mall kiosk may not be as strong or of the same quality as those that are available in the dental office. Professional strength products are formulated and tested to be used under the supervision of a dentist.
The way that whitening products are applied to the teeth can also influence the brilliance of your smile. Again, the expertise of a dental professional is essential since the whitening solution must remain in contact with the enamel for a specified period of time. Loose-fitting bleach trays, mouthrinses, and paint-on products are unlikely to produce the most predictable and consistent results. Fortunately, the dental team is trained to administer the whitening products correctly.
Yes, it’s true that you can have the bright smile that you want. Just contact our dentist, Dr. Lori Logan, to discuss professional teeth whitening.