When it comes to teeth whitening, patients have a plethora of options to choose from. They can decide to go with an in-home kit, using an over-the-counter solution or a solution that has professional supervision at Des Moines Dental Center. Ultimately, the decision on how to whiten teeth depends on the results that a patient is hoping to get, how bright and white they want their smile to be, and whether or not they are comfortable using a solution without a professional. However, we recommend coming into Des Moines Dental Center for professional-quality results.
As a dentist, we highly recommend that anybody who is going to engage in the process of fundamentally changing the color of their teeth, do so under dental supervision. There are too many cases of patients starting an over-the-counter, or in-home teeth whitening kit and then running into issues which require a dentist intervention. It is far more advisable to simply get the process done with a professional dentist, and dental team. We know exactly how to whiten the teeth while protecting them from any potential harm.
The process of whitening teeth involves using hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in order to whiten the inner enamel of the tooth. This active ingredient penetrates the enamel of the teeth and causes them to lighten from the inside out. Ultimately, this is a corrosive solution that must not touch the gums, lips, or tongue. In fact, these whitening solutions can also cause the teeth to experience extreme sensitivity if one does not use the proper application methods.
While the majority of in-home teeth whitening solutions are perfectly safe, they also depend on the individual does not overuse them. In addition, the trays that come with in-home whitening kits tend to be a generic size, or one-size-fits-all and do not fit the patient’s particular set of teeth. This can result in the bleaching solution easily getting under the gums, lips, or tongue and causing irritation.
It is far safer to simply come into Des Moines Dental Center for teeth whitening. We professionally handle the process to ensure that the whitening solution does not come into contact with the gums or lips.
Fundamentally, when people decide to get teeth whitening done what they are looking for is the ability to have whiter teeth in the fastest time possible. At the end of the day when patients come into a dental office for teeth whitening, they are going to get a dedicated team of dental professionals who can work with them in order to give them what they desire.
Because dentists have access to stronger peroxide solutions and can limit the exposure of other elements of the mouth, they are able to achieve results much faster in order to give the patient the whiter teeth they desire in the shortest period of time. When it comes to time, there is simply no way to compare home solutions to the results that you can get when you come into Des Moines Dental Center for teeth whitening.
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