Dentist in London, ON touting the benefits of a professional teeth whitening treatment
Have you noticed that your teeth are not quite as white as they used to be? If you desire a smile that sparkles and shines, you should consider getting your teeth whitened. Teeth whitening is long lasting, safe, and effective. Dr. David Favell and his team at Downtown Dental Centre in London, Ontario provide top quality teeth-whitening service that will give you back the smile you have been dreaming of.
Maybe you have been flirting with the idea of whitening your teeth. You have noticed the over the counter solutions and wondered what the difference is between what can be bought in the store versus what you can get from a professional teeth whitening treatment. Both solutions claim to offer long lasting effects and a whiter smile. It is true that teeth whitening will provide a whiter, brighter smile quickly but, when it comes down to it, which is best?
As with all cosmetic dental treatments, there are pros and cons. It really comes down to finding the right solution for your situation. Let’s discuss some differences between professional teeth whitening and over the counter solutions.
The Advantage of Professional Teeth Whitening
There may be no better way to brighten your smile than to go into a dental professional for a whitening treatment. Here are some reasons why that is.
Balancing Results and Health
There is no doubting the effectiveness of teeth whitening chemicals. The problem is that, when not used correctly, they can damage your teeth. This is probably the most important advantage that a professional treatment has when comparing to over the counter options. When you go to a dental professional, they know exactly how to achieve the best results without causing any damage to your oral health. This is not saying that over the counter options are dangerous but having added medical oversight is always advantageous.
Going into your dentist for professional whitening is always going to produce stronger results than using over the counter whitening solutions. This is because of the access dentists have to equipment and chemicals that produce more effective results due to their ability to use them in a safe manner. In addition to better results, a whitening treatment conducted by a dental professional is also aimed at dealing with troublesome stains. Teeth stains are not all equal and some are simply harder to remove than others and can be resistant to over the counter solutions. A dental professional will be able to focus in and address these troublesome stains.
As with all treatment options, it is not all sunshine and roses. There are things to consider that may be viewed as a negative aspect of a professional treatment. A professional whitening treatment is going to cost you more than an over the counter option and dental insurance most often will not cover it (you should consult with your plan to confirm this). This is often considered the largest factor as to why people choose store bought whitening solutions over going into the dentist.
Another issue some people may have with professional teeth whitening is that you do have to schedule a dental appointment into your already busy schedule. You cannot just take it home and do it on your own time as you can with a store-bought whitening treatment. There is no doubt about it though, if you can afford it and have the time, a professional teeth whitening treatment will produce top quality results that will have you showing off your renewed smile to anybody who will look.
If you are interested in learning more about what a professional whitening treatment can offer, please give Downtown Dental Centre a call. Dr. Favell and his team are there to answer any questions and would love to schedule a whitening treatment for you. To schedule an appointment, please call (855) 669-0775 today!