Do you wish your teeth were whiter and brighter? Perhaps years of coffee drinking have dulled your smile. If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, you might be interested in teeth whitening treatments. Since many over the counter products cause tooth sensitivity and lack the strength to lift deep stains, some patients may feel skeptical about the effectiveness of whitening treatments. However, you can achieve a dramatically whiter smile when you receive a professional teeth whitening treatment from our cosmetic dentist.
Professional whitening utilizes a clinical, prescription-grade solution that is potent enough to remove stains below the enamel surface of teeth without causing long-term tooth sensitivity. The whitening system we use, Opalescence, is safe and effective.
The Problem with Over the Counter Products
Over the counter products are problematic for a few reasons. First, they do not contain strong enough concentrations of lightening agents to actually tackle hard-to-remove permanent stains. In fact, they can only scrub away or temporarily lighten surface stains.
Whitening toothpaste typically contains small particles of abrasives like silica. These abrasives are intended to help scrub away surface stains but they can actually cause damage to tooth enamel and ultimately lead to the development of sensitive teeth. Moreover, prolonged use of white strips causes tooth sensitivity among many people.
Benefits of Professional Whitening
A professional teeth whitening treatment will produce dramatic results. Most patients, after treatment is completed, enjoy a smile that is several shades whiter and brighter. To measure the effectiveness of treatment, we can use shade indicators to provide a visual illustration of the color of teeth before and after treatment.
Another advantage of choosing professional whitening is the fact that you will be under the care and supervision of our cosmetic dentist who only uses products that are safe for the structure of teeth.
Improving the appearance of your smile is as simple as calling our Grand Prairie, TX office to schedule a consultation. We offer a number of smile-enhancing services to help you look and feel your best.