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Don’t Get Your Teeth Whitened Without Reading This

January 5, 2018

Don’t Get Your Teeth Whitened Without Reading This

Is there anyone on earth who doesn’t want a white smile? Is there anyone who doesn’t wish that their smile were brighter and more beautiful? Feeling confident in your smile can help boost your self-esteem and make you feel better about yourself. This is one of the reasons that cosmetic dentistry is becoming so popular.

Store bought options are tempting but may not be your best option

At California Dental Group, we understand why store bought whitening trays are so tempting. They’re generally more affordable and they can be bought over the counter. However, there are some things you should know about them as you’re comparing their value to the value of professional teeth whitening.

You’ll be waiting longer for them to work

When you work with a dentist to have your teeth whitened, you’ll see results the day you get the procedure done. As soon as we finish and give you a mirror, you’ll see your teeth as whiter and heathier looking. These results are also going to last.

However, if you use a store bought teeth whitening, it’s going to be a few weeks until you see any results – at best! In some cases it takes up to three months to see any difference in color at all. If you have an event that’s coming up sooner rather than later, and you need your teeth whitened now, then visiting a dentist is going to be a better option for you.

Your teeth might be sensitive

A common side effect for people who use at-home teeth whitening products is that their teeth begin to feel sensitive or otherwise sensitive. This isn’t a fun experience and it can actually be dangerous is certain circumstances. For a person who already has teeth or gums that are sensitive, you should absolutely check with your before starting any type of whitening program.

One is better than the others

If you want to try out your own methods at home, then whitening strips are likely a better option than other store-bought options. Remember that this isn’t going to give you the best overall results but it will likely give you the best results of all over the counter options.

No teeth whitening product lasts forever

No matter which option you choose, it’s important to know that it’s not going to last forever. Think of teeth whitening as adding bleach to your laundry to keep your whites from getting dingy. It will help for a while, but eventually the process needs to be repeated. The good news is that if you work with prescription strength teeth whitening products available from the dentist, you results will last considerably longer than over the counter options.

Are you ready to have your teeth whitened? Or are you interested in other cosmetic dentistry options on the market? If so, then now is the time to call California Dental Group to make an appointment. We can help with all your teeth whitening and oral health needs.

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