Over time, coffee, berries, and other foods and beverages can discolor your smile. If your teeth have stains, it’s best to consider professional teeth whitening instead of store-bought solutions. Here are a few advantages of letting a dentist brighten your smile.
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?
1. Customized Fit
Over-the-counter whitening strips are one-size-fits-all, so you can’t expect to get a perfect fit. As a result, some of the nooks and crannies in your smile may not get treated by the whitening agent.
During a professional whitening session, the dentist can paint the solution directly onto your teeth so that no areas are missed. They can also fashion custom trays for you to take home, which are molded to your individual smile and won’t slide around in your mouth.
2. Longer-Lasting Brightness
With at-home whitening products, you’ll have to repeat the process at least once a week to see temporary results. Professional teeth whitening agents are stronger and more fine-tuned, so you can expect them to last anywhere from six months to a year. When you visit the dentist for your biannual checkups, they’ll assess the condition of the last treatment and let you know when to schedule the next one.
3. Better Results Without Sensitivity
To reach the desired shade, you may be tempted to use those drugstore whitening strips too often, leading to tooth sensitivity and gum inflammation. At the dentist’s office, we can help direct you to the appropriate strength of dentist-dispensed whitening products. We also have more options available now than ever before, including “To Go” versions that don’t require a special appointment or impressions! The dentist will use precision when applying the whitening agent and won’t allow it to stay on for too long or leak out onto the gums so that you can enjoy white teeth without discomfort. Your dentist and you can decide on an attractive final shade for your smile.
If you want a brighter smile with professional teeth whitening, visit Steckelberg Dental of Lincoln, NE. They’ll create an individualized treatment plan for your teeth, whether you prefer an in-office treatment or customized take-home trays from Opalescence®. To learn more about their general and cosmetic services, visit their website. Call (402) 489-7800 to schedule an appointment.