5 Reasons to Professionally Whiten Your Teeth
Whitening your teeth can be one of the easiest ways to improve the appearance of your smile and give you a boost of confidence. With so many different whitening options available in Clear Lake, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. You may wonder if over-the-counter whitening products such as rinses and strips are just as good as the professional versions from the dentist.
At Rosas Family Dentistry, we want to help you achieve your smile goals while also keeping the teeth healthy. We offer a variety of professional teeth whitening options to meet your goals and budget!
Professional Whitening Gives You Better Results
Over-the-counter whitening options have improved over the years. While these whitening products do use the same bleaching ingredients as professional products, the difference, however, is that store-bought kits have a much lower concentration of these ingredients making them less powerful. Professional whitening will give you much lighter and brighter results than any over-the-counter product.
Store-bought whitening products are designed to be one size fits all, designed to fit the general public. This can lead to uneven whitening results, increased tooth sensitivity, and gum irritation. With professional whitening treatments such as in-office and take home trays your whitening process is customized for your needs which results in a more uniform, brighter smile that can lasts years.
Safer For Your Teeth
At Rosas Family Dentistry, we take the time to safely whiten your teeth. By choosing over-the-counter products, there is no way to regulate the chemicals you are putting on your teeth. When the wrong chemicals are used, you may experience severe sensitivity. If these chemicals are overused, you may actually damage your enamel. With professional whitening, there are different options for your unique needs. If you are prone to sensitivity, there is a whitening solution specifically for you.
The amount of time needed to whiten your smile is also different for every individual. Often times, a prescription strength fluoride toothpaste is recommended. Your consultation with Dr. Rosas and her highly trained Clear Lake staff will help determine which whitening process and solution is right for you.
Safer For Your Gum Tissue
Your teeth are unique to you and no one’s teeth are shaped exactly like yours. Over-the-counter options such as whitening strips or trays are designed to be one size fits all, resulting in bleaching ingredients reaching beyond the enamel onto the gum tissue. Severe irritation and even burns can occur when these chemicals contact soft oral tissues. Although your teeth may be lighter, your gums can appear red, swollen and feel tender.
The Results are Longer Lasting
Not only does professional teeth whitening treatments give you a whiter, brighter smile, the results last much longer than using over-the-counter products. Store-bought kits typically only last a few months, while professional treatments can last years. This is because professional whitening treatments use a higher concentration of ingredients that safely and effectively lightens your teeth.
More Cost Effective (Yes, Really!)
Professional whitening treatments do cost slightly more than over-the-counter versions. However, you must consider whitening as an investment in your oral health and confidence. Because the results of over-the-counter products are temporary, they must be repeated several times per year in order to maintain brightness. Adding the cost of these store-bought kits together is actually more expensive than either professional whitening option.
With a custom whitening kit, you keep your trays for years or decades and just pick up a refill of whitening gel at our office whenever you need one!
Teeth Whitening Options at Rosas Family Dentistry
Professional in-office teeth whitening is the fastest and most effective teeth whitening option. The procedure takes about two hours and whiten your teeth up to eight shades lighter, with results that last up to five years. Relax in our comfortable dental chairs and then return to your busy day with a beautiful, brighter smile!
Our custom made take home whitening trays offer the best way to whiten your smile on your time in the comfort of your own home. Designed specifically to fit your teeth, our trays will allow prescription strength whitening solution to gradually lighten your teeth up to eight shades lighter over the course of about a week.
Dr. Rosas is the Expert in Teeth Whitening
By choosing professional whitening treatments, you have the advantage of experienced supervision by Dr. Nan Rosas and her skill staff. This will ensure you achieve your cosmetic goals safely and efficiently.
To learn which whitening treatment can best meet your unique needs, contact the Clear Lake, TX office of Rosas Family Dentistry to schedule your consultation. We proudly serve the League City, Webster, Seabrook, Friendswood, Kemah, and NASA areas.