Know the facts
Believe it or not, people have been whitening their teeth for more than one hundred years. If it’s done right, whitening can be a safe, inexpensive, and dramatic way to whiten your smile. If you’re thinking of whitening your teeth at home using a kit ordered from a TV infomercial or purchased from the drug store, make sure that you understand the risks!
No one can guarantee the results of whitening. But one thing is certain – we’re up-to-date on all the latest agents and techniques. We have better ways to control the effects and can do the job faster and more effectively.
The tooth whitening products advertised on TV work in much the same way as our whitening products. They use hydrogen peroxide to bleach out stains on your tooth enamel, but that’s where the similarities end. The amount of hydrogen peroxide varies with every brand so that the results you get will depend on how bad your staining is, where it is, the time required, and the peroxide concentration in your brand. In other words, the results are not nearly as predictable as products from our office.
If you are considering tooth whitening, give us a call or talk to us during your next visit. We can make a recommendation on the best product to brighten your smile.