There are many products on store shelves that claim to help whiten teeth. While they may lighten dingy teeth two or three shades, they often require repeated use to keep teeth looking white. Here are three reasons why you should go to a dentist to have your teeth whitened professionally.
Different Procedures Available
Many dentists offer more than one procedure to whiten teeth. They can do the procedures in their offices or they can provide home kits to their patients for whitening teeth. The home kits may include bleach trays and strips to remove food or drink stains from your teeth so they look whiter and healthier.
Trays That Fit
Whether dentists whiten your teeth in the office or provide you with a home kit, the trays they use will be customized for your mouth. The bleaching kits that you buy in a store have a “one size fits all” tray but if they don’t fit well, then your teeth may not get as white as they could. A dentist will make sure that the bleach trays and strips you receive will fit your mouth to allow you to whiten your teeth at home.
When you have your teeth professionally whitened, whether it is with bleach trays and strips or light therapy, the results last longer. Most consumer products to whiten teeth may last up to six months but treatments from a dentist can last up to two years. The time difference can help you save money and provide you with a beautiful smile much longer than teeth-whitening gels, trays, or strips that you buy over the counter.
Another advantage to having your teeth professionally whitened is getting your teeth evaluated when you have it done. A dentist at Lewis Family Dentistry can examine your teeth to make sure that they are healthy before whitening them. You can also connect them on Facebook.