Do You Want a Whiter Smile?
When you think about it, people are kind of obsessed with their teeth. Every year, billions of dollars are spent on products and services that are intended to make our teeth look better. While we won’t get into the psychological aspects of people’s obsession with the appearance of their teeth, we would like to cover a specific service that is becoming increasingly popular: teeth whitening. When you get down to it, teeth whitening services are purely cosmetic. The shade of a person’s teeth is not really indicative of the overall health of their teeth, however, nearly everyone agrees that the whiter teeth are the better they look. This trend has lead millions of Americans to seek out products that are designed to whiten their teeth in an attempt to improve the look of their smile. In today’s post, we are going to pick up where we left off last time and continue to cover some of the reasons that we feel make professional teeth whitening superior to over the counter products intended to do the same thing.
Dentists Do It Better
In many aspects of life, people seek professional solutions for problems that they have. Here at Balboa Victory Dental Office, we find it interesting that while people will seek out professional help for a wide range of services, people sometimes feel as though their dentist can’t do a better job of whitening their teeth than they themselves can do at home. While there have certainly been success stories in relation to home teeth whitening services, there have been far more stories of people not seeing the results that they desired. Below, we have listed a few more reasons as to why we feel that your dentist can do it better and why you should always seek professional help when trying to whiten your teeth.
- Comfort: Often, we have patients who have used over-the-counter whitening treatments report discomfort, pain, and sensitivity of the teeth after the treatment was completed. Anyone who has experienced sensitive teeth can tell you that it is one of the most annoying and painful dental issues that a person can deal with. When people choose to whiten their teeth at home, they run the risk of stripping the enamel off of their teeth and unintentionally exposes their gums to the harsh chemicals of the whitening agent. When you choose to solicit a dentist for your teeth whitening needs, they will place a protective covering over the gums to ensure that the whitening agent does not come into contact with them and make sure that the treatment does not negatively impact the enamel of the teeth. Additionally, dentists will often offer a fluoride treatment after whitening to further decrease sensitivity.
- Pick Your Shade: When a person purchases a whitening product at the store, they have no control over the level of whiteness that it will impart to their teeth. While this means that they may not see the results that they want from the treatment, it also means that the treatment might work too well. Overly white teeth can be just as bad as teeth that are stained and, as a general rule, people don’t want their teeth to blind people when they smile. Teeth whitening treatments provided by dentists are highly customizable, meaning that a person can actually pick the shade of white that they want their teeth to be. Depending on the shade that you desire, your dentist will come up with a custom treatment to meet your needs.
- Long-Lasting Results: Perhaps the biggest advantage of choosing a dentist to whiten your teeth is the fact that the results will last much longer than products sold in stores. This is due mostly to the fact that dentists are able to use products that are more powerful than those that can be bought in a store, meaning that the results of the whitening treatment will last longer. Additionally, a dentist can also provide a take-home kit to allow people to maintain their newly whitened teeth.
If you would like to learn more about our teeth whitening services or any of the other services that we provide here at Balboa Victory Dentist Office, please contact us today or visit our website. We are the choice in Encino for all of your dental needs and we cannot wait to help you with your smile.