Regular brushing and flossing isn’t always enough to keep stains
from accumulating on your teeth. Even a healthy smile can succumb to stains
from foods, soda, wine, coffee, and tea. If you’re considering teeth
whitening, you’ve probably seen an array of options available, including
in-home and professional treatments – but which one is right for you?
Finding the Right Whitening Solution
At-home whitening treatments may seem inexpensive and convenient but typically
don’t produce the same results as professional whitening. Common
forms of at-home teeth whitening include products like toothpastes, rinses,
whitening strips, and boxed kits. Whitening toothpastes and rinses are
by far the easiest solution, but may have difficulty removing tough stains
from your teeth.
On the other hand, in-office professional whitening uses custom-fitted
trays to provide better results without the daily hassle imposed by strips
or rinses, which require ongoing use.
Benefits of in-office whitening:
- Custom-fit treatment designed for your smile
- Treatment is pain-free and avoids sensitive gums
- Supervised by a dental professional for better results
- Produces faster results compared to at-home whitening
What are the risks of an at-home treatment?
At-home treatments are not always dangerous, but lack the supervision of
a dentist. Risk factors include unexpected sensitivity, using the products
too much, and adverse reactions. With a professional treatment, you can
have peace of mind knowing that a medical professional will oversee your
whitening treatment, reducing the risk of pain, sensitivity, and other problems.
Schedule Your Appointment with Szikman Dental Group Today
Our Atlanta dentist has impressive experience handling all types of cosmetic
dentistry, including whitening. Our staff is caring and friendly, so you
can rest assured that you will always receive high-quality customer service
and results. To schedule an appointment, get in touch with our office
today. We look forward to hearing from you!