Have you tried teeth whitening products from the store just to be left with sensitive teeth and irritated gums? At Dentistry of the Oaks, we recommend professional teeth whitening to our patients interested in treatments that actually achieve results.
Did you know that over-the-counter teeth whitening products are only designed to remove staining that occurs on the outside of your teeth? Simply brushing your teeth can provide the same level of “whitening”. Due to the chemicals used in these products and the fact patient’s don’t protect their gums, most patients report tooth sensitivity and even gum irritation/damage following treatment using store-bought teeth whitening treatments.
Along with over-the-counter options, DIY teeth whitening has also become popular in recent years. While foods like strawberries will help lighten your smile, they are not alternatives to professional teeth whitening. Certain DIY teeth whitening methods such as activated charcoal can actually be abrasive and cause enamel/tooth damage. We’d recommend avoiding any DIY teeth whitening treatments or speaking to a professional dentist prior to beginning.
Unlike at-home teeth whitening methods, professional teeth whitening is designed to remove staining that occurs on the exterior and interior of teeth. We also make sure to protect your mouth, reducing the risk of you experiencing any sensitivity, discomfort, irritation or damage during treatment. With professional teeth whitening, our patients can expect to see results in about one hour. The results from professional teeth whitening can last for years with proper dental care, dietary and lifestyle choices. Additional treatments can also be performed to ensure your smile stays as bright as you’d like.
Are you interested in achieving a brighter, whiter, healthier-looking smile with professional teeth whitening in Houston? Schedule your appointment with Dentistry of the Oaks today, we’re always accepting new patients and would be happy to brighten your smile!