Among the many cosmetic dental procedures that you can have done to improve your smile, one of the most frequently used is teeth whitening services. It is one of the simplest and fastest ways achieve a bright and luminous smile for an otherwise healthy mouth. One important thing to remember is that this is not a solution to issues concerning the function or health of the teeth.
If you are in need of other restorative or cosmetic work such as dental veneers, dental crowns, dental bridges, implants or other similar dental placements, whitening is not something that will help. At Esthetic Smiles, we serve these and many other of our patients’ dental requirements. For those clients in whom a whitening procedure would be beneficial, here is a little more information:
What Whitening Therapy Does
Over the course of time, most peoples’ naturally white teeth become faded. This oftentimes leads to a dull, yellowish hue. In a society where the appearance of one’s teeth and the look of their smile is huge part of the overall impression that they make, it is no wonder that so many of us are looking for ways to improve it.
Tooth whitening services utilize a gel or paste to remove the debris from teeth, as well as to clean and polish them to give them a brighter and more vibrant appearance.
Tooth Whitening vs. Bleaching
Although these two terms are used almost interchangeably with one another, the fact of the matter is that there are quite a few differences with the materials and compounds used in the formulas. Bleaching solutions contain hydrogen peroxide which, when activated, clean the teeth through the solvent. Standard whitening procedures do not include peroxide or any other bleaching compound.
In Clinic Treatments
The best way to have one of these cosmetic treatments performed is by doing it inside our offices. Professional teeth whitening services offer a much more effective and safe method of stain removal and shade enhancement. Whether whitening or bleaching, our dental experts know exactly what measures to use in your specific case. When you place your trust in over the counter products, many times made in other countries, you never know what you are going to get.
Problems With At Home Treatments
In addition to the ambiguity of the ingredients, as well as the various regulations which may or may not apply to the country of origin for any given product, there is also the fact that even with the best solution available, most people simply do not know how to properly perform one of these treatments on themselves. Failing to read or understand the instructions can lead to disastrous results up to and including serious damage to the teeth or gums. We highly recommend seeking out the help of a professional for this service.
If you are interested in finding out more about how our whitening treatments can brighten your smile, simply contact our office. Our friendly staff can be reached at 805-365-4222. The dental professionals here at Esthetic Smiles are highly experienced in helping patients achieve the youthful and healthy appearance that they are looking for. Give us a call; we can do the same for you.