At our Silver Spring dental office, we are proud to help patients maintain healthy teeth. But what looks healthy on an X-ray or when we perform an oral exam may not appear healthy and clean to the patient. That's why patients often turn to our Silver Springs office for advanced teeth whitening. If you are considering teeth whitening -- here are five reasons why professional whitening may be for you.
1. Stronger Whitening Agents
The market is seemingly flooded with at-home whitening products, from strips to paint-on gels. But these products typically contain a significantly lower percentage of whitening agents than we can offer in our office. For example, many products have roughly 3 percent hydrogen peroxide while we can use a higher whitening concentration. While you don't always need the highest concentrations to experience better results, the higher concentrations mean you can experience several shades of whitening quicker.
2. Customized Products
Whitening gels can whiten your teeth -- but they can also hurt your soft tissue, such as your gums and the inside of your mouth. That's because over the counter whitening products are not made for your particular dental structure. At our office, however, we create customized bleaching trays designed to fit your teeth and yours alone. This means the whitening gel gets where it needs to -- but nowhere else.
3. Added Supervision
Teeth whitening is for a lot of people, but not everyone needs the same strength or type of bleaching gel. We provide teeth whitening in Silver Springs that is personalized to the patient. We assess what types of stains a patient has and consider his or her dental history, such as if the patient has a history of sensitive teeth or fillings on the front teeth. This helps us to recommend the whitening intervention that's truly best for the patient.
Think about it: How would professional teeth whitening change how you feel about your smile? Comment below to let me know!