Your smile says more about you than you may realize. People who easily share their smiles with others make others feel welcomed, appreciated, and loved. However, those who hide their smiles or do not freely offer a smile to others tend to make people feel the opposite. Many people are surprised at how drastically a simple cosmetic procedure can boost their confidence in their smiles so that they are proud to show them off. Professional teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure done throughout the world. In fact, it is done so commonly that many people do not even consider it to be a cosmetic procedure, but just a type of maintenance. Even if you do not have perfectly aligned teeth, professional teeth whitening can produce dramatic results and give you the confidence you need to share your smile.
Professional teeth whitening is an in-office procedure that is done to lift stains and discoloration from your teeth. Your dentist and dental staff are able to offer a much more effective and protected teeth whitening experience than you can do at home. The whitening gel that your dentist uses in the office is highly concentrated so that it produces professional, bright white results. At-home whitening products are only FDA approved to use a fraction of the concentration of whitening gel, so they will only achieve a fraction of the results. Professional teeth whitening procedures typically require only a single visit, lasting approximately one hour. It is a quick and easy procedure for your dentist to provide that you will enjoy immediately.
Professional teeth whitening is very safe. When people use at-home whitening products, it is difficult to control exactly where the whitening gels will touch. It is difficult to control the placement of whitening strips and gels when at-home tools are not customized for your mouth. Strips will inevitably touch the gums of those with smaller teeth, or they will not cover the entire surface of the teeth of those with larger teeth. This can lead to tooth sensitivity and/or uneven results. The application of the teeth whitening product is extremely important, and it is very difficult to do on at home.
Group Health Dental is proud to offer professional teeth whitening to our patients. Whether you have discoloration from regular coffee consumption, tobacco usage, or the natural aging process – we are here to help you reveal your beautiful, white smile. Contact our practice to schedule an appointment.