Your smile is an important asset. Studies have shown that people with whiter teeth are seen as more attractive and trustworthy, so maintaining a bright and healthy smile is a priority for many. There are many different ways to whiten teeth: you can visit your dentist and have an in-office whitening procedure, or you can try one of the thousands of whitening strips, trays, pens, toothpastes, kits, etc. that you can get over the counter. While these OTC tooth whitening kits are generally okay to use, it is usually better to have this procedure done by your dentist.
Gum Irritation/Sensitivity Problems
Some of the over-the-counter tooth whitening products can cause irritation in your gums if used improperly. Some of them may even exacerbate tooth sensitivity. Also, some whitening kits come with trays that may not fit properly on your teeth, causing irritants to get into your gums – and possibly undermining the effectiveness of the product.
Your dentist can tailor a whitening treatment that fits your needs, which is especially useful for those of us who have sensitive teeth. A medical professional will also be able to complete the procedure without irritating your gums.
Over-the-counter whitening products are not regulated when it comes to what they claim their products can do. That means that none of them are guaranteed to work. Sure, you can look up reviews and see how the product has worked for other people – but with new types of internet marketing, you can’t be sure that the reviews are honest.
Your dentist knows your teeth better than anyone. When you undergo a whitening treatment with your dentist you are getting a safe and effective whitening procedure. Dentist-supervised treatments not only provide more dramatic results, but are also safer and more comfortable.
The amazing Dentists at Arte Dental can provide you with the bright, white smile you’ve always wanted. Contact us today for more information about cosmetic dentistry in Little Elm, TX and the surrounding area.