Professional teeth whitening remains at the top of the list when it comes to cosmetic dentistry procedures. However, most people prefer to go the less expensive route.
With thousands of over the counter gels, pastes, rinses and strips available at every price point, having a white smile is more popular than ever. With that being said, how do you know that the tooth whitening products you are using are healthy for your teeth?
According to past president and Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, tooth-whitening products that you buy from your local pharmacy could be damaging, as most people do not see the desired results. This leads to over use.
Although non-prescription teeth whitening products are not as strong as professional teeth whitening agents, they can still damage teeth. In this case too much is not a good thing.
Regardless of the product, whether it is a whitening strip, paste or gel, using too much can wear away the enamel on your teeth. Once the enamel is gone, you can’t do a thing about it. Weak enamel causes tooth decay. Using too much whitening rinse has also been known to cause translucent looking teeth.
Other problems that can occur from using too much tooth-whitening product include tooth and gum sensitivity.
When you schedule an appointment with your dentist in Orange County, Dr. Jack Ringer will examine your smile. This helps determine what type of teeth whitening product or products would be best for you and your teeth and gums. Your smile will also be checked for gum disease and tooth decay. If either is present those problems will need must be addressed before professional teeth whitening.
For quick results, Dr. Ringer recommends in office tooth whitening. On average, you can lighten your grin eight to ten shades in a single dental visit.
During this visit, your cosmetic dentist in Anaheim Hills will apply a concentrated bleaching gel before using a laser or light to bring out your dazzling smile. Chairside teeth whitening is safe, effective, and much less invasive than other types of cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers.
Those over the counter bleaching trays are a one size fits all solutions and won’t give you the best results. Custom-made trays from Dr. Ringer are made to fit your teeth. Professional at home tooth whitening takes a bit more time, but is perfect for a wedding or event in the near future. With professional bleaching trays, you can expect results in a few weeks or months.
When both professional teeth whitening methods are used together, you will see amazing results. With a single visit, you can have your teeth lightened chairside.
During the process, your new custom made trays will be made and ready to take home after your teeth whitening appointment. This allows you to keep the smile that you have now that you have had chairside teeth whitening using the trays as directed by your OC dentist.
If you want to get your smile ready for the holidays all you may need is a visit with Dr. Ringer for professional teeth whitening. Your selfie’s will really shine.
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