If you are looking to whiten your teeth, then it is essential to know all your options. When it comes to any course of medical treatment, no matter how large or small, it is essential to talk to your professional dentist about which option is best for you. Your dentist will know the ideal method for your unique smile.
To help you understand more about your oral health and the teeth-whitening options, our dentist, Dr. Brent D Pulley with Desert Foothills Dental in Phoenix, Arizona, is happy to give you some advice and information. First of all, there are three primary forms of teeth-whitening treatments. Each treatment has information on them, so you can determine which path is right for you.
Teeth-whitening treatment options include:
In-office teeth-whitening treatments:
If you choose to get your teeth whitened by a dental professional, then you have made a brilliant decision. The reason is that our in-office whitening treatments are always the safest way to whiten your smile in as little as one visit to your dentist that typically lasts about an hour. Since you are in the hands and care of an oral health professional, your gums and teeth have a lower risk to damage from overexposure from the bleaching agents, and you can start seeing results very quickly after treatment.
At-home teeth-whitening kits:
Because many people suffer from dental anxiety, some people would rather whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. That is why many dentists offer take-home whitening kits you can use on your own time when are ready. Your dentist will explain the system and how it works, so you know how to use it properly. These kits are safe, and because they come suggested by your dentist, you know you have a tip-top product that is safe to use for your teeth.
Over-the-counter teeth-whitening treatments:
There are numerous teeth-whitening options to choose from when you are at the grocery store or supermarket. Regrettably, many people misuse them which causes more damage to their teeth than good such as weakened tooth enamel or heightened sensitivity problems. That is why it is always imperative to talk to a professional before trying any treatment on your own.
Teeth-whitening procedures are common, but still need to be recommended by an oral health care professional, so you don’t put your teeth at risk for other concerns. If you are interested in whitening your teeth or are ready for a dental cleaning, then please give us a call at 480-460-1911 to make an appointment. Our dental team is fully equipped to help your smile and give you a dental cleaning or whitening treatment to improve your smile and oral health.