If you are like most people, you want a bright, white smile. Unfortunately, over time, your teeth can start to turn yellow. Beverages like coffee and red wine can leave permanent stains on your teeth. If you drink these often, your smile won’t be white. The same is true with tobacco products. If your teeth are stained and you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you should consider having your teeth whitened. Some people choose to you home whitening kits while others have their teeth professional whitened. Of the two options, a professional whitening has more options.
Most of the whitening products on the market today whiten just the top layer of your teeth. These products aren’t strong enough to whiten below the enamel; therefore, you won’t get the best results possible. Dentists use the highest strength whitening gel on the market. Therefore, you can be sure that you will get the best results.
The average cost of teeth whitening in a dentist office is about $100. The average cost for a teeth whitening system is between $30 and $50. While the over the counter teeth whiteners are less expensive, the results won’t last as long as if you had your teeth whitened by a professional. This would require you to whiten your teeth more often, which over time, will end up costing you more than having your dentist handle the procedure.
If you have sensitive teeth or gum disease, over the counter whitening products can be harmful. If you see your dentist to have your teeth whitened, they can come up with a whitening treatment plan that will be safe for your teeth and your gums.
When you have the procedure performed by a professional, they will do the first treatment in the office. After, they will create a whitening tray using a mold of your mouth. For the next 30 days, you would use the tray designed by your dentist and a whitening agent to complete your treatment at home.
Over the counter whitening treatments also come with trays; however, the tray won’t be custom made to your mouth. This means that some of your teeth won’t come into contact with the tray, causing an uneven result. The best way to be sure that every one of your teeth is whitened is to have your teeth whitened by a professional.
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. If you want a beautiful white, bright smile, you should make an appointment with your dentist to have your teeth whitened. The procedure offered by a dentist is far more beneficial and effective than using an at-home whitening system.