A brighter smile is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services year-round. At the holidays when family photos and social gatherings occur frequently, the demand for teeth whitening is even greater. If you’re interested in making your smile bright this holiday season, start with a trip to your local cosmetic dentist. With a professional consultation from a trusted cosmetic dentist, you’re guaranteed to receive predictably brighter smiles from your dentist administered teeth whitening plans.
Professional Teeth Whitening Options
Before you invest in store bought teeth whitening options that may not work, you should schedule an appointment with a professional cosmetic dentist. Some tooth stains will not be responsive to store bought whitening products, and the only way to know for sure your teeth whitening plan is effective is to talk to a professional. In most cases, professional take home teeth whitening kits or in office teeth whitening will be preferable. Not only do professional options deliver more predictable results, they are also much safer than store bought whitening products. In-office teeth whitening can brighten smiles up to ten shades in about an hour, and you know your smile is protected since the entire process is completed by a skilled professional. Take-home kits use custom crafted application trays and personalized treatment plans to ensure patients can achieve the same results possible with in-office whitening over the course of several weeks of short treatments.
Benefits of Professional Whitening VS Store Bought Kits
Store bought teeth whitening products, unfortunately, cannot deliver the same results possible with professional whitening. Partially, this is because patients are not always aware of the underlying causes of their dental discoloration. Staining from over exposure to fluoride, tetracycline medications, or dental wear will not be addressed by store bought teeth whitening kits. Additionally, because the application methods don’t prevent the whitening gel from accessing the gums, patients may experience soft tissue irritation or damage. Finally, the less than ideal application methods mean that store bought teeth whitening products are only able to remain active for short periods of time before saliva neutralizes the whitening agents.
Give the Gift of a Beautiful Smile from Dr. Ringler
If you or a loved one want to brighten your smile this holiday season, consider giving the gift of professional teeth whitening. At the Hutchinson dental office of Grant D. Ringler, DDS, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to keep our patients smiling, and that includes effective professional teeth whitening plans. Call our team to schedule your holiday cosmetic dentistry consultation today. We’ll walk you through all of your treatment options and help you create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.