Every time you look in the mirror do you find yourself fixating on your teeth’s noticeable stains? Did the confidence you used to have seem to disappear once you noticed discoloration on the surface of your teeth? Even minor tooth discoloration can detract from an otherwise beautiful smile, and make a person feel self-conscious when smiling. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to address staining, in order to brighten teeth. One of the most effective is professional teeth whitening/bleaching, through a cosmetic dentist. This is sometimes called bleaching, and it is a treatment that can provide dramatic results, fast!
Why Get Professional Treatment Instead of an OTC Option?
There are almost countless over-the-counter whitening (OTC) products now available. From toothpastes and mouthwashes to chewing gums, you can find all kinds of products at the pharmacy and grocery store that promise to whiten teeth. Unfortunately many of these products are not effective at lightening teeth by more than a shade or two, which leaves many people unsatisfied with their results.
Professional whitening, on the other hand, is designed to lighten teeth by up to ten shades, providing noticeable results that can restore confidence. They are also designed to be safe, and to limit the amount of sensitivity that might develop as a result of whitening treatment. A cosmetic dentist can also provide advice that can help ensure you achieve the desired amount of whiteness without pain or discomfort.
Keep in mind that it’s important to follow the directions provided when using any whitening treatment, in order to limit sensitivity and also protect against damage to the teeth’s enamel!