If you’re considering whitening your teeth, you are most likely aware that professional teeth whitening treatments cost a significant amount more than store-bought teeth whitening kits. Why is this the case? A teeth whitening treatment from a professionally trained cosmetic dentist at Arbutus North Dental Centre is the safest way to achieve the results that you want for your smile. Here is the difference between over-the-counter teeth whitening and professional teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist:
Stronger Bleaching Agents
Since in-office teeth whitening treatments are carefully monitored by a professional, the whitening agents are allowed to contain a higher concentration of bleaching gel. While the stronger bleach may cause your teeth to feel more sensitive, the treatment can be designed to achieve the exact shade of white that you prefer.
Take home whitening treatments are intended for use over a two-week or four-weed period. In comparison, professional teeth whitening can typically be completed in about one hour at the dental office. This is a bonus for those patients who want to see immediate results from teeth whitening, rather than waiting for several weeks.
Anyone can purchase over-the-counter teeth whitening products without knowing if they are suitable candidates for the type of treatment they are purchasing. The advantage to professional in-office whitening is that your cosmetic dentist will perform a comprehensive dental examination and consultation before recommending a treatment. It’s important to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to handle the bleach. A professional will ensure that your teeth are evenly colored throughout and match the desired shade that was agreed upon in the consultation.
Choosing to go with professional dental services can make all the difference in the quality of your whitening results. If you have any more questions about professional teeth whitening, get in touch with your Kitsilano Cosmetic Dentist at Arbutus North Dental Centre. Call us today at 604-256-1455.