Amazing Results With State-of-The-Art Teeth Whitening
One of the easiest ways to make yourself look younger is to whiten your smile. Years of drinking coffee, tea, and red wine, consuming certain teeth-staining foods, or smoking can yellow and stain your teeth. Even without any of these environmental factors, teeth can yellow and darken with age. In-office teeth whitening is a wonderful way to brighten your smile and take years off of your appearance.
In-Office Teeth Whitening VS. At-Home Kits
In order to compare in-office teeth whitening with at home procedures, let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages of professional whitening.
Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
Fast Whitening Results.
In one visit, a professional teeth whitening procedure can whiten your teeth from 3-8 shades.
Much Safer Than At-Home Bleach Whitening Kits.
At home kits use bleach products that can seep further into your teeth and gum line, causing tooth and gum sensitivity.
- A thicker bleach product that does not sink into teeth as much as at-home kits, decreasing the risk of tooth and gum sensitivity – one of the most common complaints of the whitening process.
Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
- Slightly more expensive than at-home kits
- Not a permanent solution
Why Choose Professional Whitening Services
Only a dental professional can whiten your teeth with shade precision and more advanced techniques and bleach products that reduce the possibility of tooth and gum sensitivity. At-home kits cannot consider factors that may affect the whitening process, such as age, as well as the condition of your teeth and gums.
Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
While most people get great results with professional teeth whitening, your dentist will explain a list of factors that determine if you are a good candidate for the process during a consultation.
Some of the things your dentist may mention are:
Tooth and Gum Hypersensitivity.
Your dentist should check if you have either of these conditions. If you do, you may not be a good candidate for whitening as this procedure could aggravate your condition.
Some stains do not respond to the whitening. Stains that are from trauma, which is more discoloration than staining, will not be affected by bleaching. Other stains that are very deep or are from certain medications may respond better to a professional take home bleach that is placed on the teeth over a longer period of time.
Choosing Professional Whitening Services
Once you have decided to have your teeth professionally whitened, schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist so that you can ask any questions you may have and learn more about the in-office whitening procedures that are available to you.
Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS 443 N. Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 467-2777