Why you should consider leaving it to your dentist instead of doing it at home
It’s pretty safe to say that everyone wants whiter teeth. You feel more confident, you’re more likely to smile, and you generally just look better. The good news is that there are many different options to whiten your teeth, from ones you can do at home to those done by a dentist. How do you choose?
Here are 3 reasons to choose professional teeth whitening over home options.
1. Thoroughness: When it comes to teeth, one size certainly does not fit all. Most at-home kits are designed to fit the masses, meaning they won’t mesh with your teeth perfectly. The result? Inconsistency. You may have some teeth that are super white, and others that aren’t quite there yet. When you go a professional, they’re working off of your teeth, so your results are going to be as close to perfect as you can get.
2. Convenience: Many at-home kits require multiple applications, which is one of the reasons why many people give up. When you get your teeth professionally whitened, you leave after one session at the dentist with the whitest teeth you’ve ever had. You don’t need to sit on the couch trying desperately to keep your at-home strips in place. Your dentist will position your mouth where it needs to be, and while you may not be used to having your mouth that wide open for that long, the results you get and the one-stop convenience of professional teeth whitening make it a better alternative than at-home procedures.
3. Comfort: Last, but certainly not least, is comfort. The only discomfort you’ll have at a professional whitening is having your mouth kept open for longer than you’re used to. In contrast, when you use at-home kits, they’re not designed for your teeth and the whitening materials will more often than not get on your gums.
If you’ve never experienced this feeling … well, let’s just say that it doesn’t feel good. The whitening material can irritate your gums and sometimes even cause pain. When you go to a professional, they’ll put you in a comfortable position and will be very conscious of making sure you – and your gums – don’t feel any distress.
If you want those white teeth you’ve been pining for, they’re only a phone call and a trip to the dentist away. You can get good results with at-home whitening if you do it properly, but a dentist can give you whiter teeth more quickly, comfortably, and uniformly. Trust us when we say it’s much easier than doing it yourself. Sunny Isles Dental has the answers you need if you’d like to learn more about professional teeth whitening.