Everybody knows teeth whitening treatments can dramatically improve your smile. In fact, about 37 million Americans opt for teeth whitening every year. But what a lot of people don’t know is why professional teeth whitening is a better choice than over-the-counter whitening products from drugstores and grocery stores.
As a leading cosmetic dentist in Waterford, Michigan, Marvin Taylor, DDS, knows the value and importance of a bright, healthy-looking smile. At Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center, he offers two state-of-the-art approaches to professional teeth whitening: ZOOM!® teeth whitening with accelerated light therapy and laser-based EPIC™ teeth whitening.
Wondering why professional teeth whitening is a better choice than over-the-counter products? Here are four big benefits you should know about.
At our practice, Dr. Taylor uses professional-strength whitening products and patented technology only available to dental professionals. That means you can expect results that are more dramatic and more consistent than over-the-counter DIY teeth bleaching kits that use trays, brushes, and weaker bleaching solutions.
Plus, when you have your teeth professionally whitened, we can give your teeth a thorough cleaning beforehand. That’s really important for getting rid of tartar deposits that can interfere with whitening or give you “spotty” results.
Drugstore teeth bleaching kits take many applications over a period of days before you can see your results. That means you’re repeatedly exposing your teeth and gums to the bleaching solution. No wonder so many people who use DIY bleaching kits complain of lasting tooth sensitivity!
Professional-strength whitening treatments only take one application, dramatically reducing the risk of sensitivity or irritation. Plus, Dr. Taylor and his team are experts at applying the solution, using special techniques to reduce contact with your gums and eliminate prolonged tooth contact, too.
Over-the-counter whitening products can take weeks to achieve the maximum results — and even then, the results may be disappointing. With an in-office professional teeth whitening treatment, you’ll see your beautiful results typically in just an hour (or less). That means you can have a whitening treatment in the morning or afternoon and be ready to flash your pearly whites at a special event that same day.
Because over-the-counter products use weaker bleaching products, they simply can’t penetrate the outer layer of tooth material like professional-strength whitening agents can. That means while drugstore whitening kits can erase light stains, they can’t give you the deep, dazzling results you’re looking for — despite the major time investment.
Dr. Taylor uses whitening agents that penetrate not only the outer enamel but the deeper layers of dentin, too, removing years of built-up stains and discoloration. Plus, expert application ensures your results can be completely customized and adjusted based on the results you’re looking for.
Teeth whitening isn’t just about aesthetics. The results can have a major impact on your self-esteem and self-confidence, too. With professional whitening at Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center, you can start enjoying those benefits after just one visit.
To schedule your in-office whitening treatment, call or book an appointment online today.