With summer right around the corner, you may already be preparing for the good times it will hold. You might have plans to purchase a new swimsuit, shorts, and lots of sunscreen, but what about your smile? If your smile is looking dated, or could use some general freshening up before it’s selfie-ready, your cosmetic dentist can help. In fact, professional whitening is one of the fastest ways to improve the smile’s appearance. By erasing stains and lightening the teeth, professional whitening can create a brighter and often younger-looking smile. Plus, it can do so just in time for all your summer adventures.
What Makes Professional Whitening Unique?
While you have probably already seen a number of products at the pharmacy or grocery store that claim they can whiten your teeth, there are distinct and unique benefits to choosing professional whitening, instead of over-the-counter options.
For instance, a cosmetic dentist can provide you with prescription grade whitening products, designed to lighten teeth by seven or more shades. They are also designed to create these kinds of dramatic results through a single course of treatment.
Another benefit of professional whitening is that a cosmetic dentist can make sure your teeth are healthy enough for cosmetic treatment. If the discoloration has been caused by a cavity, for instance, you may require restorative treatment like a filling or a porcelain crown before you can safely whiten your teeth.
What You Need to Know About Whitening Treatment?
It’s important to note that prolonged use of any whitening product can be harmful to the teeth’s enamel. That is why it is imperative to follow the directions outlined with any whitening product. Do not use whitening products repeatedly, either, as this can weaken the teeth’s enamel.