March 15, 2021
White teeth seem to be part of the uniform these days. However, according to your cosmetic dentist in Independence, whitening teeth to the point of no return isn’t good for your teeth or your smile.
Over the Counter Whitening Products
According to Dr. David Schaefer, professional teeth whitening is the only safe way to lighten your smile.
Over the counter whitening products, such as gels, pastes, strips, rinses and one size fits all whitening trays are great, but they won’t get your teeth as white. The whitening products used by your cosmetic dentist are stronger meaning better results.
Unfortunately, people who use over the counter whitening products have a tendency to leave the product on too long. Most use it too often as well.
If you have ever Goggled tooth whitening mishaps you will see that using too much whitener too often can have disastrous results. People who use too much whitener complain of chalky and bluish looking teeth. They also complain of sensitivity.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Just like anything, you will also get better results from a professional. Dr. Schaefer is an experienced cosmetic dentist who provides patients with a safe and effective tooth whitening experience.
Your Independence cosmetic dentist uses custom fitted whitening trays with a prescription gel. Unlike one-size fits all trays, custom-made trays lay secure against your teeth. This prevents seepage that can cause sensitivity and even gum damage.
Teeth Whitening for Results
Depending on your customized prescription, you will wear your whitening trays overnight or once each day. You will begin to see results in about 14 days. It’s important to note that professional teeth whitening only works on natural teeth.
If you have old restorations, no amount of whitening product will make them shine. Keep in mind that if you have interior stains for tetracycline or fluoride use as a child professional teeth whitening may not work either.
For more information regarding professional teeth whitening, or any other type of cosmetic dentistry solutions, call, text or send a DM for an appointment. A whiter and brighter smile is just a call away make it today.