Teeth Whitening: Professional is Best
One of the more popular services we provide is teeth whitening. For a patient who has a healthy smile and doesn’t necessarily need other cosmetic procedures, teeth whitening may be the last step to having a sparkling, beautiful smile. Clean, white teeth can give many patients a little extra confidence, and make it easier for them to really smile. However, teeth whitening is a confusing subject for many of our Troy area dental patients because there are so many products available to help whiten a smile. Here are some thoughts about why professional whitening is your best option.
Lots of our dental patients tell us they use a whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpastes can be hard on your teeth because most contain an abrasive material that is used to “buff” stains from your teeth, instead of a whitening compound. Over time, these abrasives can wear down the enamel of your teeth and make your smile more susceptible to tooth decay or sensitivity. While these products are effective at removing surface stains, they aren’t the best for your teeth over the long haul.
Following the Instructions
If you are buying a whitening product from the drug store or grocery store, it is often easy to skip the directions. Many patients buy these products, read enough of the instructions to get the whitening compound on their teeth and then skip the part about how long to leave the product on your teeth. While most home whitening products won’t cause significant damage to your teeth if you leave them on too long, they can cause your teeth to look splotchy. To avoid a splotchy look, and to eliminate the temptation to not follow instructions, we suggest that you make a few whitening appointments in our dental office in Troy, Michigan. We carefully time how long your teeth are exposed to the whitening compounds, so your teeth are beautiful and evenly white, not splotchy.
Less Time to Achieve the Best Results
If you are trying to whiten at home using drugstore products, it’s a good chance that you are going to spend a lot of time and money to get your teeth as white as possible. Professional whitening takes much less time, and you achieve a whiter smile. If you are whitening at home because you think that it will save you money, you’ll be surprised to know that professional whitening is becoming more and more affordable, and may even cost you less than all of the at-home whitening products that you’ve tried.
We Know How to Keep Your Smile White
The best part of a professional whitening is that we know how to help you keep your smile bright and beautiful. From offering suggestions on good toothpastes and tooth brushes to those biannual check-ups and cleaning, your dentist has all the answers to how you keep your smile white and beautiful for as long as possible.
For More Information on Teeth Whitening at Our Troy Dental Office
Teeth whitening can be a really great way to help you smile a little bigger. If you’re ready for a whiter smile, Dr. Paul Mansky and his Troy dental team are ready to help your smile shine. To learn more about teeth whitening or any of our other dental services, call us today at (248) 689-5508.