Is It Worth Visiting a Dentist for Teeth Whitening Services?
Summer is in full swing. The weather is warm, the plants have bloomed, and people are clamoring to be outside. While many people focus on their tans during the summer, another cosmetic procedure is becoming increasingly popular during the summer. As people’s tans increase, more attention is brought to the teeth. If you have beautiful bronze skin but your teeth are less than lustrous, people are more likely to notice because of the lack of contrast. Here at Balboa Victory Dental, we wanted to take some time to go over our teeth whitening services and why we feel that having your teeth professionally whitened at our dental office is a better idea than trying to do it yourself with an over-the-counter treatment option. Continue reading below to learn more.
Help Your Pearly Whites Shine
Even with the most diligent of brushing regimens, teeth will, over time, become stained. While stained teeth do not necessarily mean that the teeth are more likely to become damaged, they can have a negative effect on a person’s appearance. To treat this, we offer teeth whitening services that we feel are better than any option that can be found at your local drug store. Below, we have listed a few reasons that we feel are services are superior.
- Better Whitening Power: Teeth whitening products that are sold in stores typically contain a very small amount of actual whitening agents. This is done in an attempt to make sure that people don’t unwittingly strip the enamel off of their teeth; however, it means that over-the-counter treatments are not as strong as those provided by a dentist. While these products can provide amazing results for people with light staining, they are less effective at helping people with heavy staining achieve a whiter smile. When you visit our office, you will be receiving a whitening treatment that contains up to 35 percent peroxide as opposed to the three percent found in over the counter treatments. Dentist-strength teeth whitening agents are able to penetrate deeper into the enamel of the teeth, more effectively helping individuals who have heavy staining.
- Custom Treatment: The teeth whitening products that are found in stores are typically made with a “one size fits all” mentality. This makes sense when you think about the fact that companies want to be able to appeal to as many people as possible; however, this attempt to cater to the masses can result in teeth whitening treatments having vastly different results on a case by case basis. While some people might see amazing results, others may hardly notice a difference in the color of their teeth. Additionally, if people are not careful, they can apply the whitening gel unevenly, resulting in some teeth coming out whiter than others. When you visit our dentist office, our dental professionals will make sure that the gel is applied evenly to each tooth, ensuring that your smile is the same shade all the way across.
- Faster Treatment: While it is certainly true that over-the-counter teeth whitening products can help to reduce staining of the teeth, treatment cycles vary greatly from product to product. Some products take weeks or months to make a noticeable difference and for many people that is just too long of a time period to wait. If you need a whiter smile in a few days, in-store treatment options will rarely be able to deliver the results that you need. When you choose to utilize a professional teeth whitening service, results are almost instantaneous. Dentists can give you a whiter smile in as little as an hour which is great news for those people who need a whiter smile as quickly as possible.
Join us again next time as we continue to cover some of the reasons that professional teeth whitening services are a better option than over the counter products. If you are already convinced after reading this post, then please contact us today at Balboa Victory Dental Office to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. We will help you get the smile that you want in a fast, safe, and comfortable setting.