Everywhere around you this holiday season, friends and relatives are flashing big, bright smiles. While you always thought of yourself as having a nice smile, recently you’ve noticed it looking a bit yellowed and dull, so you feel self-conscious.
You’ve tried some over-the-counter or DIY teeth-whitening remedies, but they haven’t really worked. And while you’ve been considering professional teeth whitening, you’re not really sure if it’s the right step for you.
Dr. Brennan Bonati, dentist at Mountain Peak Dentistry in Lakewood, Colorado, believes that professional teeth whitening is the best way to get the smile of your dreams. Below are eight reasons why.
1. It works. No, it really works.
One of the greatest things about professional teeth whitening is that the whitening treatments used by dentists are much stronger (and safer) than over-the-counter gels, pastes, and strips. The added strength means that you don’t just get whiter teeth; you get much whiter teeth.
You can expect a lightening, whitening, and brightening of up to eight shades after just one professional teeth whitening treatment.
2. It’s super fast.
You like strawberries and not just because they’re a sweet part of a home remedy some say brighten their smiles. But how many days do you have to eat strawberries before your teeth lighten by eight shades? It’s not possible.
And though over-the-counter whitening kits may be somewhat faster than DIY kitchen-sink/internet methods, they’re not speedy, either. In fact, many kits require you to spend an hour or two a day covering your teeth with lightening agents for days or even weeks. For results that are, well, disappointing.
In contrast, professional teeth whitening only takes about an hour. Yes, you read that right: one hour in the dentist’s chair versus many hours hidden in your room with plastic trays stuffed in your mouth.
3. It doesn’t hurt your gums.
An OTC whitening kit can spread the whitener not just on your teeth, but on your gums, too. However, tender gum tissues don’t react well to peroxide and other chemicals. When Dr. Bonati whitens your teeth, he uses trays that are customized to your teeth and gums so the whitener stays where it belongs: on your teeth.
4. It doesn’t hurt your teeth, either.
While OTC kits aren’t strong enough to seriously whiten your teeth, they are strong enough to seriously damage them. That’s right — especially when used over time — the chemicals in OTC kits can erode your enamel.
Because professional teeth whitening is performed under a dentist’s supervision, you can be sure that you never overdo it. Part of your teeth-whitening session also includes a thorough exam and professional dental cleaning, so Dr. Bonati can identify and correct any issues with your teeth or gums before your session.
Which brings us to:
5. Professional teeth whitening includes a professional cleaning.
When you come to Mountain Peak Dentistry for a professional teeth whitening, we also clean your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar. This means your teeth are already extraordinarily clean before your whitening begins, allowing for more consistent whitening results.
6. You won’t whiten a tooth that needs something else.
Another great reason to have your teeth professionally whitened is so your dentist can be sure your teeth are healthy enough for teeth whitening. Examining your teeth and gums before whitening can reveal cracks, chips, or cavities that need fixing first.
7. You can smile freely again.
Face it: Your smile is worth some professionalism. If you’re serious about a beautiful smile that dazzles and shines, a professional whitening helps you feel less self-conscious about smiling in front of others.
8. You can talk about the Broncos and the Rockies.
Well, maybe your pharmacists are fans of the local teams, too, but they can’t match Dr. Bonati’s enthusiasm or his penchant for statistics. When you come for a professional teeth whitening session, you don’t just get better teeth and a better smile, you get Dr. Bonati’s expertise, super fandom, and an office full of happy smiles shining your way.
If you’ve been trying to figure out what the perfect self-gift is this holiday season or for 2019, professional teeth whitening is a brilliant choice. Give us a call to set up an appointment, or use the online form.