Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile. It is quick, economical, and non-invasive. Though some of our patients at Mason Dental in Grapevine experience short-term sensitivity, most experience none.
If you have looked into teeth whitening systems, you probably already know the fundamentals. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.
There are many do-it-yourself teeth whitening treatments available, and it seems like new varieties appear every day. Products like whitening strips and pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used by dentists. It may not be powerful enough for your tooth stains.
Teeth whitening offered at mall kiosks is risky, too. Most of these businesses have no professional oversight, and the employees have little training (except instruction on how to take advantage of customer naivety).
We recommend that you use extreme caution when considering a take-home tooth whitener. If you have tooth decay, gum recession, crowns, or veneers, you definitely need professional guidance.
The portion of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may react differently to tooth whitener. Furthermore, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and veneers. If you use a DIY whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, beware – you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!
Even though it seems simple, you’ll get the best results from professional teeth whitening at Mason Dental in Grapevine. It’s is one of many cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Schedule a consultation with us today.