Professional Teeth Whitening Could Transform Your Smile
November 5, 2016
Most people would like to have white teeth. That doesn’t make you vain. It makes you human. It’s also why you may want to consider professional teeth whitening if you would like to remove unsightly stains from your teeth.
You can visit any Sunrise Dental location if you are interested in professional teeth whitening. We understand if you are wondering what makes professional whitening better than the commercial products you can find in any toothpaste aisle.
To find out, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, or Durham. You owe it to yourself to find out what your options are and whether they are likely to work before you spend a dime of your money on making your teeth looking whiter and brighter.
How Teeth Whitening Works
When we talk about teeth whitening, we are talking about “bleaching” products. These are things like white strips and whitening gels that can do more than remove surface stains from your teeth.
In case you were wondering, whitening toothpaste can remove surface stains, but it won’t go deeper than that. That comes straight from the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs.
At Sunrise Dental, we use Sinsational Smile®. This is considered a professional strength teeth whitening product. The “bleaching” agent used in this product is carbamide peroxide.
When carbamide peroxide is placed on your teeth it starts to break down into hydrogen peroxide and other things. The hydrogen peroxide goes deep into your teeth to remove deep stains that may have taken years to develop.
Many commercial products use carbamide peroxide as well, but they still don’t provide the same whitening power that you will find if you come to Sunrise Dental for your care.
How Professional Teeth Whitening Is Better
So what makes the whitening treatments you can get at Sunrise Dental more effective that the commercial products?
Professional strength is what. This is a matter of concentration.
To qualify for the ADA Seal of Acceptance, commercial whitening products can contain no more than 10 percent carbamide peroxide. Professional products can have seven times higher levels or more than their commercial counterparts.
That’s a powerful punch to apply to the pernicious stains on your teeth. It’s why you can come to Sunrise Dental for a teeth whitening treatment and see tremendous results in as little as 20 minutes.
If you prefer a take-home treatment, we can help with that, too. After making custom-made whitening trays for you, we will provide you with Opalescence whitening gel. You can see results in a few weeks comparable to our in-office treatment if you use the trays and the gel as directed.
And using any whitening product as directed is more important than you may realize.
Professional Teeth Whitening Is Safer
The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs started looking into whitening products as they become more and more common. You can probably find dozens of self-proclaimed “whitening” products at almost any toothpaste aisle.
Unfortunately, whitening products can cause problems as well. Using them for longer than directed or overuse of these products can cause damage to your teeth.
That’s why the ADA council recommends talking to a dentist before you begin any whitening treatment — professional or otherwise. For patients who have had multiple fillings or dental crowns, whitening may not have the desired effect.
Likewise, some tooth discolorations are not due to staining. In those cases, whitening isn’t going to do much to improve the whiteness of your smile.
The dentists at Sunrise Dental can examine your teeth and let you know if whitening will work. If it won’t, we will let you know that, too.
That doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream of a whiter smile, however. You may be a good candidate for dental veneers.
Instead of removing your stains, hide them with dental veneers. Veneers can be bonded to the front of your teeth to give you the white smile you are seeking. Many times, dental veneers will work in cases when teeth whitening isn’t an option.
We Can Help Give You A Whiter Smile
Teeth whitening is popular for a reason. Many people believe it is the single most popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry.
At Sunrise Dental, we use Sinsational Smile because want our patients to have a fast, effective, and affordable options for removing stains from their teeth.
Call or contact us online today to schedule a consultation at any Sunrise Dental location. Find out today how our dentists in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, and Durham can make your smile whiter.