Although over-the-counter teeth whitening options can provide some results over a long span of time, professional teeth whitening treatment is extremely effective in a very short span. Professional teeth whitening can benefit almost anyone. Find out more about teeth whitening and how it can help your smile by reading below, and for personal treatment, contact Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris at Summerville Dentistry in both Augusta and Evans, GA.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-The-Counter Products
A professional teeth whitening treatment is monitored by your dentist, meaning it is usually much more effective than a store-bought product. Additionally, your dentist ensures that there is minimal irritation from the whitening gel and, if necessary, adjusts the strength of the treatment. OTC kits are a one-size-fits-all solution, while in-office treatments are customizable, monitored by your dentist, and provide big results in only one hour-long sitting.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Professional Teeth Whitening?
Almost anyone is a good candidate for in-office professional teeth whitening. However, this procedure may not be for everyone. Whitening treatments do not lift the color of porcelain, so patients with visible dental restorations may receive uneven results. Additionally, patients with significant teeth sensitivity should speak with their dentist prior to their treatment.
After treatment, teeth whitening patients should follow the American Dental Association’s recommendation for an at-home oral care routine:
- Brush with a soft toothbrush for two minutes twice a day
- Floss each tooth once a day
- See your dentist twice a year for preventative examinations and cleanings
If you think teeth whitening is for you, consult with your dentist to ensure that this is your best cosmetic dentistry option. After all, other procedures, such as veneers, may be better suited to your needs.
For more information on professional teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris at Summerville Dentistry with locations in both Augusta and Evans, GA. Call (706) 738-4723 to schedule your visit at the Augusta location or (706) 250-2998 to schedule your appointment at the Evans office.