An unfortunate, yet undeniable fact about the nature of your teeth is that they tend to become stained, dull and yellow over time as we age. And some of our favorite vices – coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to name a few – only speed up the process. Thankfully, the process is reversible. With a simple at-home or in-office teeth whitening from your dentist, we can turn back the clock and take your smile from stained to stunning!
Over-the-counter vs. professional
One common question we get from our patients about teeth whitening is, “Why should I pay for a professional whitening treatment when there are hundreds of over-the-counter products that claim to provide the same results?” The answer is in the question. These products claim to provide professional results, but the truth is, they don’t. You’ll end up spending way more money in the long run, with less than satisfying, barely visible results.
While over-the-counter products that you can pick up conveniently alongside your groceries may be able to remove some surface stains, only a professional whitening treatment can remove those deep intrinsic stains that give teeth their color. The difference is our professional-grade bleaching agent that only your dentist can get his hands on. It penetrates the tooth channels and allows for a deeper level of stain removal and whitening than any store-bought product can offer.
Whiten at Home
We understand that our patients are busy and have their own personal preferences as to how and when they would like to whiten their teeth. If you don’t have the time to sit in the dental chair and would prefer to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home and on your own time, but with a professional-grade product system that will deliver maximum results, we have take-home whitening kits available for your convenience.
Maximize your results
In order to maximize your whitening results and keep your teeth beaming and stain-free for as long as possible, it’s important for you to understand how to teeth stain and what to do to avoid it:
- Avoid staining agents like coffee, tea, red wine, & tobacco
- Avoid or minimize any product that would stain a white shirt
- Sip stain-causing beverages quickly & through a straw
- Rinse with water immediately after eating/drinking
- Brush & floss regularly
- Come see us for a refresh whenever you need a pick-me-up
Give Us A Call!
If you’re ready to experience the difference that a professional teeth whitening can make for your smile, your confidence, and your life, you’ve come to the right place. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, or would like to schedule a whitening appointment with your dentist, give us a call today!