What Do I Need to Know about Teeth Whitening?
Common questions and answers about teeth whitening treatments
You are interested in teeth whitening treatments, but there's so much information out there you’re not sure what treatment would be best for you. You need to talk with an expert like Dr. Sanjay Patel at My Dentist, in San Bernardino, CA. He can help separate fact from fiction about teeth whitening treatments. Dr. Patel wants you to know the answers to some common questions listed below:
Why are professional whitening treatments better than the products sold in grocery stores?
Over-the-counter products sold in grocery stores often only remove surface stains, producing a minimal whitening effect that may not last very long. Professional whitening treatments are more highly concentrated, producing a more dramatic effect much quicker than over-the-counter products.
What kind of professional whitening treatments are available?
Your San Bernardino dentist offers in-office whitening which takes about hour and is done in a single visit. Bleaching gel is applied to your teeth, and the effect is enhanced by a special high-tech lighting system. He also offers take home whitening kits with custom-made dental trays. He will supply you with bleaching gel and you wear the trays in the comfort and privacy of your home.
How much will treatment whiten my teeth and how long will the effects last?
Your teeth can be lightened as much as three to eight shades whiter and the effects can last up to five years.
Why should I have my teeth whitened?
Dr. Patel wants you to know about the many benefits to having your teeth whitened. You will look younger with whiter teeth, and as a result you will feel better about yourself and more confident. You will get a boost to your self-esteem knowing you look your best. You should consider teeth whitening if you have a special event coming up like a wedding, reunion or even a job interview because your new smile will make a great first impression.
What kind of problems can be fixed by a dental whitening treatment?
Dental whitening treatments can lighten teeth stained from aging, coffee and smoking. Discolorations from genetics or medications such as tetracycline can also be minimized.
If you are thinking about dental whitening treatments stop by and see a dental whitening expert like Dr. Sanjay Patel at My Dentist, in San Bernardino, CA. You want to look your best and you should start with a new, bright, sparkling white smile. Don’t wait! Get started on your new smile and call today!