A whiter, brighter smile is a highly sought-after feature that can be achieved with several treatment solutions for the teeth. While it can be tempting to utilize over-the-counter whitening solutions to get the brightness you want in your smile, you should see a dentist before beginning treatment. Even if you determine that an at-home kit is the best tool to whiten your smile, seeing the dentist for guidance is an important step to take before you start treatment. Here are some of the reasons why it’s important to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist for tooth whitening:
Optimal Safety: Tooth bleaching solutions are safe for the teeth and gums, but they can cause harm to the gum tissue and tooth sensitivity if used improperly. Tooth enamel can also be worn away if bleach is used for too long in one session. Your dentist can either administer the treatment in-office or provide you with thorough instructions for home use so that any potential damage is avoided.
Better Options: Tooth whitening can take place over a series of several sessions, or it can be done in as little as one hour. In order to explore all of these options and understand the benefits of each, you should consult your dentist, who has a better understanding of the needs of your smile.
Superior Results: The strength of store-bought tooth whitening kits cannot match the effectiveness of in-office bleaching solutions and high-tech light-activated treatments. You will get the absolute whitest smile that you can have with treatments at the dentist’s office, and the results generally outlast those of over-the-counter kits.
If you want to schedule a consultation to discuss how tooth whitening can enhance your smile, contact Dr. Braverman at Smile Studio in New York City by calling (212) 688-3838. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions to give you the smile you have always wanted.