You can hardly scan a magazine or watch TV without catching the latest gimmick for achieving a whiter smile. If you visit your local pharmacy or grocery store oral health aisle, you will find numerous teeth whitening products that all promise impressive results. Wonder why? Surveys show that consumers spend up to $300 a year on over-the-counter teeth whitening products trying to find the one that will deliver the most effective results. Unfortunately, most are still unhappy with the brightness of their teeth.
If you have tried store bought teeth whitening pastes, gels, strips, or rinses – these products are only able to deliver minimal results and are often followed by dental sensitivity and gum irritation after prolonged use. As the most requested and popular cosmetic dentistry treatment available, professional teeth whitening is the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth when administered by a trained cosmetic dentist.
Age, diet, and poor daily habits, such as smoking and inconsistent oral hygiene can make it difficult to keep teeth white. If your teeth have lost their sparkle as a result of external dental stains or discoloration, we recommend fixing your smile with professional teeth whitening at our Grant Park office. Dr. Abbey Lee is passionate about helping patients feel confident and happy about their smiles. To schedule your consultation, contact us online or give us a call at 404.328.7177. Below are some of the obvious and less known benefits of professional teeth whitening.
No matter how widely you smile, stained or discolored teeth can dull your smile and negatively affect how others view you. One of the more obvious benefits of a mouth full of whiter teeth includes a brighter and more attractive smile. Whiter teeth can turn back the clock on time and positively influence your overall appearance.
The gel used in professional teeth whitening is stronger and more effective than any over-the-counter product available. Both our in-office and take-home whitening treatments use Opalescence Boost, a specialized whitening gel intended to deliver a whiter smile up to five to ten shades lighter.
Most over-the-counter teeth whitening products can take several weeks before results are noticeable. Our in-office teeth whitening treatment can be completed in just one office visit in under an hour. For patients who prefer to use take-home whitening trays, results are typically seen in about one to two weeks, depending on how often trays are worn. The longevity of your results is dependent on variety of factors, but in most cases can last anywhere from three to six months before retreatment is necessary.
Store bought teeth whitening products take a one-size-fits-all approach, while professional teeth whitening can be customized to fit your unique needs and desires.
Our in-office and take-home whitening treatments use Opalescence Boost, a chemically-activated whitening gel that contains potassium nitrate and fluoride to help strengthen enamel and counteract tooth sensitivity. The high levels of hydrogen peroxide in over-the-counter whitening products can irritate the gums and weaken enamel.
Whiter teeth convey to others that you maintain good oral hygiene habits and take pride in your appearance.
An attractive smile communicates trust and confidence. Research has shown that a whiter smile can make a bold first impression and help advance you both professionally and personally.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of professional teeth whitening lies in the ability to restore your self-confidence and give you an increased desire to show off your new and improved pearly whites.
If you are interested in professional teeth whitening to improve your appearance, please contact our Grant Park office today online or call 404.328.7177.