For many people, a white smile is synonymous with a healthy smile. This is probably why the options offered to consumers to whiten their teeth are increasing. But it’s important to keep in mind that not all products are the same, and that only professional whitening treatments offered by your dentist will guarantee your satisfaction and safe results.
Read on to discover benefits of using teeth whitening!
To restore radiance to yellowed teeth
At Centre Dentaire NP, it is not uncommon for our patients to be bothered by their yellowed teeth. Dental whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that is very popular, in addition to being relatively quick to perform.
Several factors can cause yellowing of the teeth, including:
- The consumption of coffee, tea, and wine;
- Taking certain medications;
- Natural aging.
If any of these factors caused the yellowing of your smile and is preventing you from smiling to the fullest, a solution exists! The best thing to do is to talk to a professional, in this case your dentist at Centre Dentaire NP.
The benefits of a professional whitening treatment
At our clinic, we prefer the whitening treatment with personalized aligners, perfectly adapted for your teeth. Aligners can be worn at any time of the day, for a period and duration of treatment as determined by your dentist. This treatment is done by the patient in the comfort of their home and at the time that suits them, while following the instructions of your dentist and your dental hygienist.
When compared to retail products, a professional whitening treatment is advantageous in:
- Effectiveness: As part of a professional treatment, the concentration of bleaching agent (peroxide) in the product is controlled. In addition, the total duration of treatment and the duration of daily applications are precisely planned by your dentist, which helps to achieve results that meet your expectations.
- Safety: Since you are doing the treatment under the supervision of your dentist and following their instructions, the risk of damaging your teeth and gums is limited, which can’t be said if you retail products used without proper supervision from a dental professional. Additionally, treatment that is poorly executed or carried out despite certain contraindications, may create a problem or aggravate a pre-existing issue that is already present in your oral cavity.
Retails products: use with caution
Since the peroxide concentration of retail products can vary, and since the doses used are not controlled by a dental professional, all of these products cannot guarantee the same results as those obtained as part of a professional treatment.
In addition, it is essential to know that retail products should never be used without the advice of a dentist, who will make sure that their use is safe for you!
So, if you are considering a treatment for whitening your teeth, our team strongly recommends that you turn to a professional treatment, which will be adapted to your teeth, in addition to being safe for the health of your smile! Do not hesitate to talk to us about a whitening treatment during your next appointment!