A whiter smile can change the way others perceive you as well as boost the way you feel about yourself. White teeth can take years off of your appearance and even increase your career success. Unfortunately, it is difficult to keep your teeth a brilliant shade of white. Lifestyle habits, dark-colored foods and drinks as well as the natural aging process can cause teeth to discolor or yellow over time.
Teeth whitening is designed to reverse those stubborn stains and help patients regain a white and attractive smile. However, not all teeth whitening methods are created equal. Not only are there countless whitening products at the local pharmacy or grocery store, but a modern cosmetic dentist can also offer professional in-office teeth whitening. While the upfront cost difference may be clear, it can still be overwhelming to know which teeth whitening treatment is best for you.
You should know that when choosing professional teeth whitening from a dentist, you’ll gain several valued advantages towards your results, your comfort and the health of your smile. Here are some reasons why patients choose professional teeth whitening over store-bought whitening kits:
More Effective – Teeth whitening from your dentist includes professional-grade, light-activated gel that is stronger than over-the-counter products and designed to be more effective at reversing extrinsic tooth stains.
Better Return on Investment – You’ll pay more for a professional teeth whitening session. However, this should be carefully weighed against the fact that you won’t need multiple treatments to attain ideal results. Many patients have to re-purchase whitening kits from the store in an attempt to reach their smile goals.
Less Irritation/Sensitivity – Rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach to teeth whitening, a professional treatment by your dentist will consider the unique shape, size and needs of your smile. Most importantly, the entire process is overseen by a dental professional. Therefore, there is much less chance for whitening gel to leak out on your gums and cause irritation. Patients also report little to no sensitivity, which can be common with prolonged use of over-the-counter whitening products.
Faster Results – Last but not least, you can attain that beautiful white smile in much less time when you visit your dentist. At Napa Valley Dental Group, we offer Britesmile, a top ranked treatment that combines the use of hydrogen peroxide gel with a lamp for activation to accelerate whitening. In as little as one hour, patients can lighten their teeth by several shades!
Ready to book your professional teeth whitening session at Napa Valley Dental Group? Call today. Teeth whitening is the most sought-after service in cosmetic dentistry – learn what Britesmile can do for you.
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