Are you planning your upcoming summer vacations? Make sure you’re as confident as possible by brightening your smile before picture season arrives. Teeth whitening is the perfect procedure to undergo if you don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on complicated cosmetic services. Here’s what you should know about professional whitening services.
What’s the Difference Between Professional and Drugstore Whitening Products?
Whitening products aren’t hard to find. You could walk into any drugstore and find an at-home whitening kit that you can use at your leisure. Why should you opt for professional services instead? Here are a few of the benefits you’ll only receive if you have your teeth professionally whitened by your cosmetic dentist:
- Reliable results
- Rapid treatment time
- Access to better equipment and more concentrated products
- Safety guarantee
Whitening your teeth is never a permanent procedure, but if it’s done professionally you can enjoy the results for many years. On the other hand, the results from over-the-counter kits typically start to fade within weeks or months. You also need to apply drugstore whitening kits consistently for weeks before you even begin to notice results, while professional services deliver noticeably whiter teeth in as little as one appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Receiving teeth whitening services is a great choice if you have dark stains or yellowing on your teeth. Not everyone is a good candidate, and teeth bleaching is generally not recommended if you have the following:
- Tooth-colored fillings located in the front of your mouth
- Periodontal disease
- Crowns on one or more front teeth
- Damaged teeth
If you can relate to any of these common situations, talk to your cosmetic dentist about other treatment options. You may have better results whitening your teeth after receiving another type of treatment. Your dentist may even recommend veneers or crowns to cover up dental imperfections and brighten your smile.
There is no better time than now to get your smile summer-ready. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Howard Abrahams, call Dental Implants Miami Beach today.