Yearning for a whiter, bright smile? Before you buy the latest blue light device that magically makes your smile radiant from an online retailer you don’t even know, you should consider visiting North Heacock Dental Group for teeth whitening or a teeth whitening kit.
For starters, the American Dental Association (ADA) “recommends that if you choose to use a (whitening) product, you should only do so after consultation with a dentist.” That’s because the dentist can perform a thorough examination of your mouth and help you determine which tooth whitening treatment is right for you.
Here are some more reasons to choose a dentist for teeth whitening:
- It takes less time – Many traditional at-home whitening products (like whitening toothpaste) take weeks or months for any results, while teeth whitening at the dentist can be done in as little as one visit. This is because dentists have state-of-the-art equipment and access to products with higher concentrations of whitening properties.
- Dentists have more experience – How many teeth whitening experiences do you have? Even if it’s a good amount, it’s likely not close to the experience your dentist has with teeth whitening. Their licensing, training and experience all combine to give you confidence in your tooth whitening decision.
- There may be risks if you do it yourself – Did you know that over-the-counter whitening or bleaching products can cause gum irritation, pain to sensitive teeth and even irreversible damage to previous dental work? That’s why it’s important to get the examination from the dentist to discover your risks and find the right product for you.
- It can be tricky dealing with fillings and crowns – If you have multiple crowns, veneers, fillings or other materials in your mouth, they won’t be affected by teeth whitening. Your dentist, however, can work around them or suggest alternatives to whiten your entire mouth.
If you want a safe, proven way to get whiter teeth, you’ll find it at North Heacock Dental Group. Schedule a teeth whitening consultation with us today!