There are several things that people do today to look younger or preserve the beauty of their skin and other features. We nip and tuck. We eat well. We inject lines and wrinkles to smooth them out. Of the many treatments that are used to turn back the hands of time, those that revolve around the smile are significant. At the same time, they are easy, too. If one of your resolutions for the new year is to manage your aging process with a few professional treatments here and there, we can help you. In our St. Helens general and cosmetic dentistry practice, there are two proven options for teeth whitening that our patients love.
Why is Professional Care Needed?
In recent years, several commercial products have been developed to add convenience to the teeth whitening process. The thing is, whitening toothpaste and strips are minimally effective and may only really hold value for maintenance after deep bleaching. Teeth become yellow because minuscule debris collects in the tubules of enamel, settling far beneath the surface, near the second layer of tooth material. To break up these stains, we must be able to reach them, and that means more highly concentrated peroxide.
Just how bleaching is performed is up to the individual. We offer treatment here in our office, as well as home whitening kits that contain powerful ingredients. The primary advantage of letting us work is, well that we do the work. It doesn’t get more convenient than that! In-office treatment takes less than an hour and can take up to 10 years off the face. However, some patients prefer the gradual progress of a home whitening kit. This enables them to better manage any side effects, like temporary sensitivity.
Research has demonstrated the value of a radiant smile in refreshing the face to look younger. If you would like to experience the benefits of a younger looking smile for yourself, schedule a visit with our friendly team for your own teeth whitening treatment. We’re happy to speak with you at (503) 397-6144.