Our teeth are affected by what we eat and drink. We know this as it relates to the prevention (or development) of cavities and even gum disease. Most people are also keenly aware of how often-consumed foods and beverages will diminish the color of enamel. Hard as you try, you might just come face to face with the dulling and yellowing of your smile. When you do, you have options that don’t have to involve depriving yourself of your morning coffee or evening cup of tea.
Teeth whitening treatment has been available for many years. In fact, the process that your dentist uses is the culmination of hundreds of years of trial and error. Why reinvent the wheel? If you have tried some of the DIY methods of teeth whitening that are offered online, this is exactly what you are doing, you just may not realize it. To reap the rewards of teeth whitening, it’s best to leave the dirty work to your dentist. Here’s why . . .
- You want results! Even if you find yourself believing that a whitening toothpaste or over-the-counter whitening strip will give you the brilliant smile you want, you’re putting your trust in your chosen method to get results. It’s all about the results! If that’s the case, go straight to the process that was developed for that very goal. Did you know that the average concentration of peroxide in a commercial product is 3%? The products used by your dentist are much higher, as high as 35%.
- You don’t want to wait. If you are busy and don’t have time to whiten your teeth over a week or two, you can opt for accelerated whitening. This treatment is conducted in the dental office under our direct supervision. In-office whitening is not only convenient, it gives you the immediate results you want.
- You need power. Not all stains are created equal. Because most discoloration develops over years, the molecules that are blocking light are seated deep in the pores of enamel. Commercial products only work on the surface, or just below. Tough stains are not likely to be touched by non-professional whitening solutions. Also, some stains simply won’t lift! If you have internal stains and you try to whiten your teeth, you may just be setting yourself up for frustration.
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If you are interested in teeth whitening, and would like to see if you are a good candidate, call (503) 925-9595 to schedule a consultation at our office in Sherwood, OR.