Coffee, tea, poor dental hygiene, and the aging process can all cause teeth to lose their brightness. When your teeth develop stains or discolorations, you might be surprised at how much it can affect your self-esteem. Professional teeth whitening services can improve your smile by minimizing the appearance of blemishes and stains. Find out more about the benefits of this dental service.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening products, which include toothpaste and whitening strips, are easy to find and use. However, they usually don’t produce the most desirable effects. Professional whitening involves the use of more effective bleaching agents, leading to a brighter smile. Whether your teeth are becoming more yellowed with age or you have stains from drinking coffee regularly, having your teeth professionally whitened can improve their appearance.
Using over-the-counter whitening products for your teeth could have unexpected side effects. These products could irritate your gums or lead to increased tooth sensitivity, especially if you’re misusing them. Going to a dentist for professional teeth whitening ensures that it’s done safely and correctly. While temporary tooth sensitivity is common, you’ll have a lower risk of dealing with other side effects. Your dentist can also provide you with advice on coping with this sensitivity until it’s gone.
Professional teeth whitening can leave you with results that last longer than over-the-counter teeth whitening products. As long as you practice good oral hygiene with brushing, flossing, and routine dental care and reduce your risk of stains from foods and beverages, you can expect to have a whiter smile for years. Keep in mind that you might need more whitening done if you have deeper stains.
If you want to know if you’re a candidate for teeth whitening, please contact Michael J. Tupta, DDS, Inc. for an appointment.