Buying toothpastes and kits at the grocery store that promise to give you white, gorgeous teeth is easy to do and fairly cheap – but do these treatments really work? Should you spend your time and money on these kits, or should you head to your favorite dentist’s office instead? Read on for reasons why professional tooth whitening is better!
The benefits of professional tooth whitening
When you get your teeth whitened professionally:
• A whitening procedure at your dentist’s office takes an hour, but you’ll see results as soon as it’s complete. This is perfect if you are preparing for a special occasion such as a wedding or an important job interview and need to see improvement right away. Compare this with home treatments, which can often take a lot of time before you really see any results.
• Your dentist will use products that are much stronger than what you can buy over the counter, for beautiful white teeth and more noticeable and impressive results.
• You can rest assured that your teeth will be whitened safely. At-home kits have bleaching agents that can get into your gum tissue and make gums painful or sensitive, but your dentist knows how to protect your teeth and gums.
• Your dentist will be able to answer any questions you have and can give you detailed instructions on how to care for your teeth after the procedure.
If you still prefer to whiten your teeth at home, you can still get many of the advantages of a professional treatment with an at-home kit available from your dentist. Kits from the dentist are more effective than products you get from the grocery store, and when you pick up your kit it is the perfect time to talk to your dentist about any concerns you have.
Toothpastes, mouthwash, and kits you get at the grocery store make a lot of claims about getting teeth whiter. But if you really want white teeth and results you can depend on, make an appointment with Arlington Dental Aesthetics in Arlington or South Riding Smiles in South Riding. Call the Arlington office at (703) 214-3183 or the South Riding Smiles office at (703) 214-3185!