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Teeth Whitening? Better done at the Dentist!

Do you look in the mirror and see stained yellow and dull teeth? Do you dream of getting a pearly, shiny smile? Well, fret no more! Teeth whitening is now one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments on the market. However, with a mass of information and products available, you must research what works.


If you are thinking about at-home teeth whitening products, we suggest you give a minute and read this till the end. It is always better to know your options and make an informed decision.

There are many products available which are low cost and, some might even work for you, but the chances of these products damaging your teeth are much higher.


It is always best to get teeth whitening treatment done by a dental professional. Here are a few points that you might want to consider:


  1. Fast Result

The solution used at a dentist contains high peroxide content which, is not available in at-home products. The dentists also use heat or light to intensify the whitening results. This also further speeds up the whitening process. So, while at-home methods typically take weeks or even months to see any significant results, with professional teeth whitening, you can achieve a brighter smile that is 2 to 8 shades lighter within just a few hours.


  1. Longer-Lasting, Brighter Smile

One of the most significant advantages of getting your teeth whitened at the dentist is the treatment oversight before and during treatment to guarantee good results that you cannot get with at-home methods.

First, at the dentist, prior to teeth whitening, the dental professional will examine your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. If you have any visible restorations, they will not get bleached and may leave your teeth looking discolored or stained. The dental professional will be able to examine your teeth thoroughly and determine whether bleaching is right for you. This can avoid any potential less-than-perfect results.


  1. Less Risk of Tooth Sensitivity and Damage

Tooth sensitivity and gum irritation following teeth whitening is a common side effect. When the whitening gel is left on the teeth for too long, it dehydrates the teeth and causes sensitivity. If the peroxide agent gets on your gums, it can irritate them and cause pain when eating certain foods. It’s much more likely that the patient will misuse the at-home whitening systems that will lead to sensitivity and pain and less-than-desirable results. On the contrary, at the dentist, the dental professional will prepare your mouth, teeth, and gums before applying the bleaching agent to protect them from harm. A dental professional performing whitening knows how to avoid damaging the teeth in the process and how to yield the best outcome.

Considering the points above next time you want to have a bright white set of teeth, visit your dentist or book an appointment at OM Happy Teeth.