Whitening your teeth is an increasingly popular way to improve your looks by brightening your smile and getting rid of stains. There are lots of methods to choose from when it comes to teeth whitening, but one of the most effective choices is performed at your dentist’s office.
The reason that your dentist can provide the most dramatic results is related to the tools and products used professionally. The whitening solutions, such as hydrogen peroxide gel, are at a higher strength than any products available for home use. Most whitening toothpastes and strips available over-the-counter employ hydrogen peroxide as a means for whitening, but it is at a lower concentration than that offered by dentists. Also, professionals may use laser light to boost the whitening effects of the peroxide.
Another benefit of seeking professional whitening treatment is that your dentist uses a special shield to protect your gums from any harmful side effects of the treatment. A protective gel will be placed over portions of your gums that might be exposed to high levels of the hydrogen peroxide, which can cause sensitivity if your gums receive unprotected extended contact with the substance.
Professional methods often provide better access to all areas of your teeth as well. Your dentist may use special tools that allow better access to all areas of your mouth. In an office setting, you can be certain that the dentist is careful to monitor the length of time to leave the peroxide gel and laser light on your teeth. The dentist will customize the treatment specifically to your teeth, adjusting the time limits to the degree of staining and discoloration that you have.
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