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Teeth have hard surfaces that are unaffected by the daily food and drink we put in our mouths–right? Wrong! Teeth are actually very porous, soaking up coffee, tea, cigarette smoke, or other substances that people enjoy every day. When you don’t regularly remove these stains, your teeth will gradually get darker, and over time can change significantly in color.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Everyone wants to look their best, and teeth whitening can be a great way to restore and maintain your sparkling smile. Don’t let your teeth get darker over time. By lifting old stains and brightening your teeth, a teeth whitening dentist can reveal the brilliant smile you never knew you had, or with semi-regular whitening, preserve your existing brilliance. Your teeth will be whiter and your smile brighter!
Why Should a Dentist Whiten My Teeth?
While at-home whitening has become popular, it’s not really advisable. Most over-the-counter teeth whitening products are similar to what the dentist uses, but the strengths and delivery method is significantly different. With home teeth whitening kits, you don’t actually know what kind or strength of solution is on your teeth. Ill-fitting trays can cause liquid to spill over or miss a tooth entirely, causing gum irritation and tooth sensitivity.
When performed by a teeth whitening dentist, whitening is more effective, more efficient, and far safer for your gums. Professional teeth whitening is done with a tray that is formed to your mouth, and the whitening solution can touch every part of your tooth. You also will have a tailored solution for your teeth, and a teeth whitening professional to perform the actual whitening. Teeth whitening can take several sessions, and a dental professional will be able to continually evaluate the health of your teeth, and the success of the procedure. After teeth whitening, stains will inevitably reappear on your teeth, so regular maintenance of your teeth whitening is recommended. A dental professional can recommend a teeth whitening schedule specifically for you.
Interested in getting a whiter, brighter smile?
Heritage Dental has been committed to quality dental care for over 40 years. If you’re looking for high-quality dental fillings, give us a call – or stop by our SE Hawthorne Dental Clinic to schedule your exam today!