Do you yearn for a brighter, whiter smile? Millions of people receive professional teeth whitening treatments every year because white smiles are associated with vitality and attractiveness. Unfortunately, many folks become disheartened with teeth whitening after using over the counter products and seeing little to no results. Store bought toothpastes and WhiteStrips simply cannot stand up to the effectiveness of a professional treatment. Our cosmetic dentist offers at-home whitening kits so that our patients can improve their appearances in the comfort of their homes.
Store Bought vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
Most people with noticeably stained teeth become frustrated with over-the-counter products because they don’t deliver the results they promise. For the most part, the formulations of store bought products lack the potency to penetrate the enamel layer of teeth so that permanent stains can be bleached away. Instead, toothpastes, rinses, and strips really only have the potency to address surface stains. It is not uncommon for there to be issues with the stability of formulas because products can be exposed to excessive heat and cold during transport. Sometimes, over the counter products can contain ingredients that are bad for your teeth. For instance, harsh abrasives can be found in the formulas of many toothpastes. These abrasives help scrub away surface stains but they can damage tooth enamel – especially if used for a prolonged period of time.
Professional teeth whitening is much different. First, the formulas used by our cosmetic dentist are stable and prescription-grade. The quality of professional teeth whitening formulas is monitored very closely by manufacturers so that patients can enjoy long-lasting and noticeable results. Despite the fact the professional whitening formulas are very effective, they are considered safe for tooth structure, as well.
Convenient Teeth Whitening
We offer at-home teeth whitening kits so that our patients can improve their appearance in the comfort and privacy of their homes. Your teeth whitening kit will contain prescription strength bleaching solutions and custom trays. With at-home teeth whitening, you can remove deep stains while doing laundry or running errands.
For more information, call us today to schedule an appointment at Richardson Dentistry!