Is your smile stained, discolored, or yellowing? These issues can make you look aged. If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, please keep reading to learn more about our teeth whitening treatment. If you have been looking for a dentist who can give you great results, please call our Buffalo dentist’s office today to set up a free consultation with Dr. Todd Shatkin. A better smile is just a phone call away.
What is a Teeth Whitening Treatment?
There are two ways you can whiten your teeth at a dentist’s office. The first is the more traditional way. You will have a peroxide mixture placed onto the teeth to remove stains, discoloration, and yellowing of your teeth. This can offer a great result after just a few visits.
There is also the option for teeth bleaching, which is similar, but there is a bleaching material placed on your teeth and a special light used to activate it to bleach the color of the teeth itself.
This is cosmetic dentistry to help you get a healthier looking smile.
Can I Use a DIY Teeth Whitening Treatment?
The danger of these DIY whitening kits is that they are not strong enough to give you the results you are after. They do not have a high enough concentration of the active ingredient to get the same results a dentist can provide.
When people buy things like whitening strips, they are likely to be disappointed by the initial results. Their solution is to keep using the strips regularly until they start to see results. This is dangerous because repeat use of these types of products can result in damage to your tooth’s enamel. When you have damaged enamel, you are likely to experience tooth sensitivity as well as a higher risk of decay to your teeth.
Another risk you face when you use DIY whitening kits is unattractive white spots on your teeth. You cannot ensure even whitening with these kits. They are not nearly as reliable as the treatment you receive from a dentist.
Your best option for safe teeth whitening is to go sit in a dentist’s chair to get it done or go to a dentist to have to take home trays custom made for you to use their whitening product. This way, you know that you are getting trusted materials from an accredited source.
Will a Teeth Whitening Treatment Harm My Teeth?
When you see a dentist for professional teeth whitening, you are not likely to experience negative results. We have the experience needed to provide you with the right amount of treatment that is not going to cause harm to your teeth.
The harm is mostly with the DIY kits that are overused because of poor results, as mentioned above.
However, there is a small chance that you will have increased tooth sensitivity with professional teeth whitening. The difference between having this side effect with dentist-monitored care is we know when to stop and how to help you with this unpleasant side effect.
We can fortify your tooth enamel to help with sensitivity.
We also avoid the harm that DIY kits can cause with their ill-fitting trays that can cause gum irritation. You will not need to worry about this when you are being treated by a skilled dentist.
Get a Free Consultation with Our Buffalo Dentist Today
If you want to know more about how to improve the look of your smile with our teeth whitening treatment, please do not wait to call our office. You can have a brighter and healthier-looking smile when you go to a dentist for your teeth whitening. When you give us a call right away, we will be more than glad to set you up with a free consultation.