When your teeth become stained, your first instinct may be to head to the pharmacy or grocery store to buy the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) teeth-whitening treatment. However, the fact that such solutions are popular doesn’t mean they’ll be effective at brightening your smile. For many people, the results of OTC products leave much to be desired, which can prompt them to overuse the products and cause harm to their teeth. At our Olathe, KS, dental office, we can a safer, more successful, and more convenient solution in the form a custom-designed teeth-whitening kit that you can use at home.
Why professional treatment is better
Not all teeth-whitening treatments are the same, but to try and make it so, OTC products must significantly dilute the bleaching solution that is meant to erase your teeth stains. While this makes it safer for a wider variety of consumers, it also makes it much less effective. By contrast, professional teeth-whitening is highly potent and designed to maximize your results without any negative impact on your healthy tooth enamel or structure. Before recommending it, we’ll also perform a thorough examination of your teeth and diagnose your staining to ensure that teeth-whitening will be the most appropriate solution to erasing them.
How at-home teeth-whitening works
One of the biggest reasons why people choose OTC whitening products is because of convenience. The ability to brighten their teeth at home means they wouldn’t have to spend as much time at the dentist’s office erasing common teeth stains. At our office, we can custom-design a set of whitening trays specifically for your teeth that allow you to apply the professional-strength bleaching agent from the comfort of home, as well. After wearing the trays and bleaching gel for a couple of hours each day, usually for about 10 days, you can significantly brighten your smile by several shades.
Touching up your smile in the future
Sometimes, teeth stains can appear even when you consistently practice good hygiene and stick to a preventive dental care routine. Therefore, you may need to brighten your smile more than one time in your life. For optimal convenience, you can keep your custom-designed whitening trays for future use. Simply acquire more gel from the dentist during your routine checkup and cleaning appointment, and you can touch up your smile and keep it bright just as conveniently.
Ask us about professional teeth-whitening
Teeth-whitening is safer and more successful when it’s done professionally. With our custom-designed take-home kit, it’s also just as convenient as most store-bought options. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Gardner, Spring Hill, and all surrounding communities.