Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

Day after day, more people are discovering the benefits of professional teeth whitening procedures. Most people know that having whiter teeth ensures you have a brighter, more attractive smile, but did you know that whiter teeth can also boost your confidence, improve self-esteem and may even help you land your ideal job? Although there are plenty of over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, they can’t offer you the same attention you will receive from your dentist. Here are just a few of the benefits that come with professional teeth whitening.

Removes Deep Staining

One of the best benefits of professional teeth whitening is its effectiveness. It is common for people to suffer from deep staining on their teeth from years of drinking coffee and wine or maybe they were taking prescription medications that caused yellow staining. Over-the-counter whitening products will somewhat help, but these products cannot help you remove several years of staining. The whitening products your dentist uses are made with a higher percentage of peroxide, making it a stronger product and more effective on deep stains.

Whitening From the Dentist is Safe

An unknown fact about over-the-counter whitening products is that they may damage the enamel on your teeth, especially if the product isn’t used correctly. This isn’t the case with professional teeth whitening from your dentist. During your whitening treatment, the dentist supervises the whitening treatment and ensures everything is going as planned to ensure no damage is done to your teeth. When you visit the dentist to discuss teeth whitening, they will go over the various options available and discuss which products will be the best suited for your needs, so you get whiter teeth, without worrying about damaging teeth.

Quicker, More Effective Treatment

One of the biggest benefits of professional teeth whitening is how much quicker and effective the treatment can be done. When using over-the-counter products, you may need to wait as long as four weeks before achieving the level of whiteness you want. With professional teeth whitening, you can visit your dentist’s office one time and typically within two hours, your teeth can be up to 8 shades whiter. Not only will this save you time, but it will save you money as well because you won’t need to buy several whitening kits to achieve the look you want.

While, over-the-counter whitening products are often less expensive than professional treatments, they do not offer you the same quality of whitening that your dentist can provide. When the treatment is done in the dentist’s office, you can be sure that you are getting the best treatment for your needs and you don't need to worry about the risk of damaging your teeth. Unlike over-the-counter products that are generally one-size-fits-all, a visit to the dentist for whitening treatments means you can be ensured of consistency with the whitening process.

If you are ready for a whiter, brighter smile, contact Great Lakes Dental to discuss the teeth whitening options we have available.