When it comes to whitening your teeth, you basically have two options; do it yourself or get it done professionally. The common theme for both is that both use peroxide-based bleaching systems. But, the big difference between at-home and in-office systems is the grade of peroxide in the solutions.
The best results are achieved in the dental office. This is because we use a higher percentage of peroxide. What’s more, we have the required knowledge and experience. Whitening solutions can be very harsh, so they must be handled with care. Your dentist in St Petersburg, FL knows exactly how long to expose tooth surfaces to the agent, depending on the severity of the discoloration. In addition, safety measures will be put in place to protect your gums and other soft tissues.
Also, peroxide has been known to dehydrate teeth. For this reason, you may experience increased sensitivity to cold and heat. Before you opt for either choice, consult your St Petersburg, FL dentist. At Dental Arts ninth St, we will evaluate your oral health and determine the right treatment course for you.
The safest, most effective, and quickest way to brighten your smile is with professional dental whitening. Your dentist near you uses medical-grade bleaching agents that result in better whitening, faster.
Also, light and heat technologies are used to accelerate the process. In fact, there are in-house treatments available that can get your teeth up to eight shades whiter in just one visit.
Call Dental Arts ninth St today to schedule a tooth whitening consultation.
Going the DIY road will require you to wade through many different delivery systems to whiten teeth. Strips and gels tend to be very popular. However, these methods will require you to be diligent with the treatments for two weeks, twice a day. Even more, you can expect to have to redo every four to six months.
If you prefer to brighten your smile at home, your dentist can provide you with trays pre-filled with professional-grade solutions. While you will not achieve results at the same rate as an in-office treatment, it will be faster than with OTC kits. You will also have the benefit of being dentist-supervised.