There are many over-the-counter products to choose from when it comes to whitening your smile, and there are even a lot of at-home remedies that may be tempting to try, but when it comes to achieving the highest-quality white smile, you should leave teeth whitening to the professionals.
Think about it this way. If you’re trying an at-home product or DIY treatment, what happens if something goes wrong? You’d be left to wonder how to correct an over-application of bleach which could lead to less than desirable results – kind of like using at-home color on your hair.
You may see different labels in your druggist aisle to promote teeth whitening or teeth bleaching and wonder what the difference is between the two. The answer is that there’s no difference – the terms are used interchangeably. The only difference between the products that you buy over-the-counter and the ones that professionals use is the strength of the product – at-home products typically contain about a third of the strength level of in-office procedures.
Believe it or not, you’re never too old to achieve the white smile you’ve been dreaming of. If your teeth have become discolored over time due to coffee, tea, or wine stains – or just good old Mother Nature – we can reverse those years with one appointment!
Another consideration is your investment of time. Over-the-counter and DIY treatments like peroxide can take up to several months before you notice any difference, and even then, the difference is most likely only marginal. But with a professional tooth whitening treatment you’ll walk out of your appointment with instant, noticeable results. In many cases you’ll also be given supplies to maintain your white smile at home.
If you have a special event coming up and don’t have time to take off during the week for a tooth whitening appointment, Brooklin Village Dental Care has convenient Saturday and evening appointments available. Why wait weeks for a marginally whiter smile when one appointment will give you the results you’ve been dreaming of?