Your smile is an integral part of who you are. It represents a lot about you. In fact, your smile tends to be one of the first things that people notice about you. Do you feel that your smile doesn’t show off your inner beauty? Is it more lackluster than you would like? If you answered yes, you should think about whitening your teeth. A teeth whitening treatment can brighten your smile and instill confidence.
There are a lot of whitening treatments available at most convenience stores or online. All you have to do is walk down the aisle or click “add to cart.” Before you use an at-home treatment, consider going to visit your dentist instead. Most at-home treatments are more budget-friendly. However, there are more benefits to getting a professional whitening treatment. Therefore, you may find that it is worth making the appointment.
You can customize your whitening treatment with your dentist. This will allow you to have the whiteness that you desire in a much shorter window of time. No matter the occasion, you will have a bright white smile to show off to the world.
Unlike at-home whitening treatments, you can get the results you want in just one session. With whitening trays, gels, and strips, you must wait several weeks before seeing significant results. It takes multiple consistent sessions to achieve changes. Additionally, using a whitening toothpaste may even take months to lift the color of your teeth. However, it may not give you the results that you want.
If you get a professional whitening treatment, you can significantly lift the shade of your teeth in one appointment. Typically, professional treatments take around an hour. However, you can take weeks off of your whitening timeline if you schedule an appointment with your dentist.
Less Gum Irritation
A common complaint with whitening treatments is gum sensitivity. Whitening kits use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to bleach your teeth. Unfortunately, the chemicals that brighten teeth cause mild irritation to the soft tissues of your gums. While these chemicals are safe for your teeth, they can cause your gums some discomfort. However, the irritation shouldn’t last too long.
One benefit of professional treatments is minimal gum discomfort. When you work with a dentist, they will cater your procedure specifically to you. This means that they can ensure bleaching chemicals won’t touch your gums. In addition, some dental professionals will protect your gums with gels or guards to prevent irritation.
A professional whitening treatment can lift the color of your teeth by several shades in one session. So rather than waiting weeks on end to see your teeth brighten only a little, you can see it instantly. Some at-home whitening treatments may only lift the color of your teeth by 3-4 shades. However, you can lift the shade of your teeth up to 8 shades when you see a professional. You will need to talk to your dentist to manage your expectations before your treatment.