Life in sunny, spectacular Mesa, Arizona, may give you plenty to smile about — unless your teeth appear stained or dingy. Many cases of discoloration can be corrected with modern teeth whitening techniques. Even so, you’ll want to think twice before you pick up one of those “do-it-yourself” whitening kits. The benefits of professional teeth whitening is through the use of state-of-the-art technology for more satisfactory results than any DIY attempt. Let’s examine three important benefits of professional teeth whitening that you can receive at our clinic, Dobson Ranch Dental Care.
1. CONSISTENT APPLICATION FOR BETTER RESULTS
Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits have no options other than the application of a “one size fits all” approach. These kits typically include paper strips containing a peroxide-based bleaching solution. You stick the strips onto your teeth as evenly as you can and keep them in place for the recommended amount of time (and number of sessions) to achieve the desired result.
Unfortunately, because these strips aren’t optimized for your individual mouth, they may miss various nooks and crannies where stains tend to accumulate. You may even find that isolated areas of discoloration stand out even more alarmingly than they did before you tried to whiten your teeth.
Professional teeth whitening takes a more personalized approach. If you’re having an in-office procedure, the dentist will take the time and care to apply the bleaching agent onto every visible tooth surface. If you’re undergoing professional whitening at home, the dentist will give you professional-quality tooth trays and gels to ensure a perfect fit and even coverage.
2. FASTER, MORE EFFECTIVE WHITENING
Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits use relatively weak bleaching agents in their products. While this limitation lowers the risk of severe gum irritation, it also limits the effectiveness of your whitening efforts. It could easily take you weeks of repeated applications to achieve a noticeable difference in whiteness, and if you need to whiten your teeth for an upcoming special occasion, you may not have the time to spare. Deeper stains may not disappear through any DIY methods, no matter how long you keep working on them.
Professional teeth whitening methods make use of much stronger bleaching agents than those over-the-counter kits. The Boost Teeth Whitening System we use at our Mesa clinic contains 40 percent peroxide, making it one of the most powerful products available for in-office application. This process can increase your tooth whiteness by up to six to eight shades in a single appointment.
3. LESS CHANCE OF GUM IRRITATION OR TOOTH DAMAGE
Even with their weaker bleaching agents, home whitening kits can cause gum irritation. That’s because they offer no real way to protect sensitive gum tissues against the peroxide application. Home whitening products are not recommended for teeth that are experiencing decay, disease or injury. You may be saving money, but you’re also taking risks with your health and comfort.
In-office professional teeth whitening offers a safer way to enjoy a brilliant smile. We cover the gums carefully to give them the protection they need during the whitening process. We also check to see whether your teeth and gums have any problems that might need fixing before we administer the whitening process. In addition to beautiful teeth, you’re also getting peace of mind.
DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE AT DOBSON RANCH DENTAL CARE
Whiten your teeth comfortably and safely as possible with us, today! Contact Dobson Ranch Dental Care to schedule a consultation. We know how to give you the dazzling smile you seek!