Have you grown embarrassed about showing your teeth, all because of noticeable stains and discoloration? Over time, many people begin to notice their teeth looking less white than they once did, even dingy or deeply discolored. This could be due to staining beverages like coffee and tea, or even tobacco usage. Fortunately, for patients hoping to achieve dramatic results, professional teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist offers a great solution. For many patients it can create dramatic results quickly, allowing for renewed confidence.
Have You Been Unsatisfied with Over-the-Counter Products In the Past?
One reason to consider professional teeth whitening is if you have already tried several over-the-counter whitening products in the past, only to be disappointed with their results. While OTC products can generally help to lighten teeth somewhat, few are designed to create the same kind of dramatic results that professional teeth whitening can.
Some are particularly ineffective, because they spend relatively little amount of time in contact with the teeth. Others can cause heightened sensitivity or either discomfort.
How Professional Whitening Treatment Could Help You
Professional whitening can often help to lighten teeth by several shades, between five and eight, in only a few weeks of consistent use. This allows for visible results in relatively short periods of time.
Fortunately, even if the cause of your tooth stains is found to be permanent or intrinsic, there are still ways to achieve whiter smiles. Cosmetic bonding, for instance, can help to hide permanent stains. Porcelain veneers can also help to hide discoloration.
Ready to Enjoy a Lighter Smile?
Cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to lighten teeth by several shades, quickly. You can call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517 to schedule a cosmetic consultation.