Know How To Get & Keep A Bright, White Smile [BLOG]
- August 13, 2018
Of all the ways your teeth change throughout your life, perhaps the most common sign of the passing of time we all face is their color.
Teeth whitening treatment is the most commonly requested cosmetic service in dentist offices, which should suggest that most people, if given the chance, would brighten up their smile if they could.
But what’s the best way to do that?
The best and only way to get the safest, most powerful teeth whitening treatment is at the dentist office. At Gentle Dental Care in Plainville, CT, we don’t just whiten your teeth several shades faster and more safely than those systems you find in stores, but we let you decide how and when that treatment is administered.
Here’s a quick look at two important truths about teeth whitening you need to know!
*Understand How Teeth Become Stained*
Since teeth whitening isn’t permanent, patients should understand how their teeth become stained in the first place and try to modify their diet and lifestyle accordingly if they want to maintain their results.
You might have some discoloration of your teeth if:
*You don’t practice good oral hygiene.
*You’re a tobacco user or heavy drinker.
*You often consume dark foods and drinks like coffee, red wine, soda, marinara or soy sauce.
*You’re taking prescription medications that darken your teeth.
Talk to Dr. Peltzer about whether or not you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening and how to maintain your brighter smile after you’ve had treatment.
*Understand Why Teeth Whitening At The Dentist Is Best*
When you opt for any of the inexpensive over-the-counter teeth whitening products from drugstores, you’re automatically at a disadvantage for a couple of reasons.
First, there’s the issue of effectiveness.
With store-bought treatment, you’re getting gels and strips that contain a very low concentration of bleaching agents. This means if see any noticeable results at all, they’re inevitably minimal. If you’re willing to invest more time and more money, you may apply them more often than recommended, which isn’t safe or cost effective, and you may keep the trays in or the strips on for much longer than the instructions suggest thinking you’ll get better results, which isn’t safe either.
Even low concentrations of these whitening systems can harm your teeth and gums if misapplied. But there’s another reason store whitening kits are unsafe.
The strips and mouth trays aren’t custom-made to fit you, so they either won’t cover your teeth fully, or they’ll be too big and slip around, exposing your gums to harmful chemicals.
You need teeth whitening treatment under the experienced supervision of a skilled dentist like Dr. Peltzer in Plainville, CT! He and our team will make sure your treatment is effective, yet administered safely, whether you have it done in a quick in-office visit with our dental laser or light, or whether you opt for our take-home treatment you administer on your own time.
We can give you results no store-bought system can safely give you for the radiant, sparkling smile you deserve!
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To lift stubborn stains from your teeth, you need whitening treatment from a skilled dentist who can offer the latest, strongest methods and products, as well as ensure safe application to protect your teeth and gums.
That’s what you get when you trust Dr. Peltzer and our team at Gentle Dental Care to brighten your smile.