What do you notice when you meet someone new? Is it their smile? You aren’t alone. A recent study found that 76% of respondents notice a smile before any other feature when meeting someone new.
A common way of improving one’s smile is through teeth whitening, yet at-home whitening treatments may not give you the most effective results—that’s because they aren’t comparable to the teeth whitening solutions you can find at your dentist.
Find out how teeth whitening at the dentist gives you a pearly-white smile that lasts longer and appears even whiter.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Effectively Whiten Teeth
At-home whitening treatments do not penetrate the tooth and whiten from within. For example, whitening toothpaste can only address extrinsic stains, such as from your late-night glass of wine or early-morning tea. This is because whitening toothpastes contain abrasives that scrub at the tooth’s surface. However, these can break down your enamel and cause your teeth to appear more yellow and less white.
Other methods of at-home teeth whitening may demonstrate greater results than whitening toothpaste, but they can lead to discomfort. Over-the-counter gel trays are not personalized, meaning the whitening solution can come into contact with your gums and lead to irritation, a burning sensation, and even tooth sensitivity.
Despite those side effects, at-home solutions are nowhere near as strong and, therefore, not as effective as those found at the dentist.
See Faster, More Effective Results at the Dentist
Not only does the medical expertise of the dentist translate into fewer side effects due to application errors, but their superior ingredients lead to better results.
The concentration of whitening ingredients at the dentist is higher than what you might find over-the-counter. Professional whitening solutions penetrate the tooth, whiten it from within, and address extrinsic whitening. The stronger ingredients also mean whitening your teeth in less time.
When working with a dentist, you get a whiter, more brilliant smile in less time than following a course of at-home treatments.
Get a Whiter Smile at Arcadia Dental Arts
Getting a truly white smile without risking gum damage or tooth sensitivity is possible if you work with a dentist.
Arcadia Dental Arts proudly serves the Phoenix, Arizona, community and surrounding areas with a dedication toward care and service. The people they get to care for get access to the best in technology and the best in care.
That is why Arcadia Dental Arts is proud to offer at-home whitening custom trays. Get the teeth whitening results of the dentist from the comfort of your home. These trays are specifically designed to fit your mouth for the most comfortable and effective treatment.
To learn more about teeth whitening, please contact Arcadia Dental Arts today at 602-957-9643.