Your smile says a lot about you, whether you are meeting someone for the first time or the hundredth time. It is the first thing that many people see about you and the one aspect of your appearance that sets the tone for your personality and self-esteem. So it is no wonder that everyone tries hard to make their smile the best that it can be. If you have stains or unsightly marks on your teeth, they can cause embarrassment, causing you to avoid smiling and risk sending off the wrong signal to others.
Protection for Your Gums
Your gums need to be protected during the whitening process. If you are using an at home kit, you put your gums at risk for damage. While at our office, we do use a stronger agent to whiten your teeth, we have the necessary equipment to ensure that your gums are not affected by the solution.
Protection for your Enamel
While you are trying to remove the stains from your teeth, it is vital to protect the enamel, as that is what keeps your teeth from hurting when they come into contact with hot or cold items or any type of trauma. The gels used in our office contain a buffer that is gentle on the enamel, yet effective on your stains.
Many of the over-the-counter take home whitening kits do not properly fit your mouth. If the mouth kit does not fit, the whitening gel can affect other areas of your mouth, rather than just the intended teeth. This can cause you to suffer from gum irritation or less than desired results because the mouth kit did not fit snugly enough to the teeth that you are trying to whiten.
Sensitive teeth could be greatly affected by over-the-counter teeth whitening systems. Since the kits affect your tooth enamel, it could cause your enamel to become weaker, causing your teeth to become even more sensitive.
If you interested in teeth whitening, talk to us today! We are happy to help.