Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile in Mt. Vernon. It is quick, affordable, and non-invasive. Though some Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.
If you have looked into teeth whitening, you probably already know the basics. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.
There are many DIY teeth bleaching products available in Mt. Vernon and it seems like new ones appear every time you visit the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery or drug store.
These tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in Mt. Vernon cosmetic dental offices. It may not be strong enough for your tooth stains.
Tooth whitening offered at Mt. Vernon area mall kiosks is risky, also. Most of these teeth whitening businesses have no professional oversight and the employees have little dental training. (Except instruction on how to take advantage of customer naivety.)
Dr. James Geren recommends that you use extreme caution when considering a take-home tooth whitener. If you have tooth decay, gum recession, crowns, or porcelain veneers, you should deal with these issues before you whiten your teeth.
The portion of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may respond differently to tooth whitener. Likewise, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten dental crowns and veneers. If you use a DIY tooth whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you should probably hope it doesn’t whiten too much–you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!
Even though Mt. Vernon teeth whitening seems fairly straightforward, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.
Schedule a tooth whitening evaluation before you waste your money on more Crest White Strips. We can be reached at 703-360-5881.