The popularity of tooth whitening has exploded in recent years, and with good reason. Many people are dissatisfied with discolored, stained teeth from years of consuming pigmented foods and beverages, tobacco use, or yellowing due to the natural aging process. While there are many whitening products available at supermarkets, you should talk to your dentist about tooth whitening. Professional whitening treatments at your dentist’s office provide results that are quick, dramatic, and long-lasting. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of professional tooth whitening:

Professional Teeth Whitening vs Non

Effectiveness

At-home tooth whitening products require many applications and a lengthy time commitment before producing visible results. In contrast, a professional tooth whitening treatment at your dentist’s office produces immediate results. You’ll notice that your teeth are many shades whiter after just one treatment.

Duration

If you choose an in-office treatment, you can enjoy brilliant, stain-free teeth for much longer than you would if you choose an at-home system. At-home systems remove the surface stains from teeth, while professional treatments work deeper. A treatment at your dentist’s office can last for up to five years, while results from at-home products may only last for six months to a year.

Tooth Sensitivity

Over-the-counter bleaching products can be extremely abrasive and harmful to your teeth. With prolonged use, they can damage the teeth and irritate the gums, resulting in increased tooth sensitivity. A bleaching system used by your dentist involves higher concentrations of the active ingredients that whiten your teeth; however, your dentist will take safety precautions throughout the treatment. If you prefer a safer whitening method, choose a treatment from your dentist’s office.

If you’re tired of dull or discolored teeth, schedule your professional tooth whitening treatment today. Residents in the Lake Mary and Orlando areas are encouraged to call Sanford Dental Excellence for an appointment. Contact us at (407) 268-6409 or visit our website for more information on our dentistry services.