In-Office Teeth Whitening: Professional Advantages and Options
Whitening teeth is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments used today. There are more and more people who want to address the staining that takes place on our teeth from our daily use. In fact, one famous commercial line gets it pretty right – if we aren’t constantly whitening our teeth, then we are yellowing. That is pretty close to right on.
teeth whitening pslAlthough there are some conditions that straight up whitening will not fix – i.e., inorganic staining, trauma to the dentin, people who have been on tetracycline antibiotics when young while teeth were still forming and those overexposed to fluoride when younger which can cause teeth to darken – most all other staining can be taken care of with whitening procedures.
While there are a number of options for whitening including over the counter methods like whitening toothpaste and kits that have much lower concentration of bleaching ingredients and that are lower costs, the number one method for fast, complete whitening is getting it done in the dentist’s office at Schwerer Dental is one of the best in teeth whitening in the Port St. Lucie, FL area with procedures done every day with outstanding results.
One of the reasons the in-office teeth whitening procedure is the much better option, despite the slightly higher cost, is the speed of results and the pain-free process. Gum and tooth sensitivity can be better controlled at Schwerer Dental as they use thicker peroxide gels that don’t get down as far into the tooth structure as other substances, and they also use products that desensitize to a great degree.
The procedure(s) take about 30-90 minutes depending on the depth and level of staining, and it will take one to three of these procedures to get the job done for the same reasons. Once this is done, of course, it is up to you to keep the good results going by avoiding the causes of staining like smoking and drinking things like coffee or tea, colas or red wine. You will inevitably have re-staining occur as there is no way to make re-staining not happen unless you do other cosmetic procedures like bonding or veneers, but the length of time that a professional whitening lasts is completely dependent on your efforts to avoid the things that contribute to deep stains.
teeth whiteningWhile the cost of professional whitening in the office is greater than at home treatments, it is very much offset by the faster results and even the lowering of sensitivity issues. The dentists at Schwerer Dental can apply thicker gels than you can use at home that don’t penetrate the porous surface as much which cuts down on sensitivity, but that whiten better when the specialized light is applied in the office. They can also apply product to the gums to help desensitize as well.
So while you can certainly apply home whitening processes for lower cost, just know that you will need to do them every day for a number of weeks to get near the same results from an in-office treatment at Schwerer Dental. If you would like to benefit from this fast and easy process teeth whitening procedure and to have a more beautiful smile, give Schwerer Dental in Port St. Lucie, FL a call today at (772) 461-7323.