If you are looking to brighten your smile, and have already exhausted over-the-counter options, professional teeth whitening could help. Professional treatments are generally much stronger than other whitening options, helping give you the dramatic results you desire. But there are also other benefits to having treatment performed by a cosmetic dentist, such as expert advice about how long you should whiten your teeth for best results without increasing your sensitivity or causing damage to your enamel. Plus, a dentist can help teach you how to keep your smile shining brightly for many months to come.
How Professional Whitening Is Different
Professional teeth whitening often uses the same whitening agents as over-the-counter products, such as peroxide, but often in more potent levels in order to drastically whiten teeth. In fact, many patients are able to brighten their teeth five or more shades through professional whitening.
Most dentists also offer an in-office treatment as well as a take-home kit, which can provide clients with the results they want, in a way that fits their schedules and budgets. He or she may be able to provide custom-fit whitening trays, to ensure a good fit and uniform whitening results.
Ways to Maintain Your Results
Once your teeth are adequately whitened, the results can be preserved through smart dietary choices and proper oral care. Avoiding, or at least limiting, staining beverages like coffee and tea can help.
Twice daily teeth brushing and flossing are also important, as they can keep teeth clean and help remove food particles and bacteria that can begin to discolor or even erode your teeth’s enamel over time. Professional cleanings are also necessary to remove tartar and plaque buildup, which can cause cavities, infection and problems for your gums’ health as well. If you want to maintain the brightness of your smile, don’t neglect proper oral care.
ABOUT YOUR LAKE ORION, MI, DENTIST:
At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.