A bright, white smile is a sign of good health and many people find themselves feeling self-conscious about their smile due to not having perfectly white teeth. While there may be other imperfections, tooth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable ways of enhancing your smile. If you ask a tooth whitening Palm Beach Gardens professional, they will tell you that their clients enjoy an immediate confidence boost from tooth whitening treatments and enjoy their smiles more.
Teeth can become discolored as a result of a number of reasons. There are many ways to get a whiter and brighter smile but the most popular methods include DIY treatments with over-the-counter products and in-office treatments administered by professionals.
Professional tooth whitening is the preferred option among many due to the fact that the treatments are administered by fully qualified cosmetic dentists. While the products in use are considerably stronger, the gums, tongue and the rest of the mouth are protected with careful, professional administration. The most popular whitening system involves a special buffer in the gel that not only has the power to transform teeth in one visit but also to shield the enamel from any damage. Within a one hour whitening session, your teeth can be whitened up to 10 shades brighter. In the past, tooth sensitivity was a major concern for those who wished to whiten their teeth. As of now, thanks to modern technology and better products, even severe tooth sensitivity cases can be managed without much trouble.
As for DIY methods, they employ over-the-counter products that don’t require dentist supervision. These come in the form of mouth trays with gel, gels that can be painted on the teeth, whitening strips, whitening gum and whitening toothpaste. These products are often safe to use but if you have sensitive teeth or other oral concerns, it is advisable that you consult your dentist first. While the products are not as strong as what is used at a cosmetic dentist’s office, there are several drawbacks to these DIY methods. For instance, mouth trays don’t always fit everyone properly and may cause the gel to leak out and lead to gum irritation. Since the products are quite mild, the change won’t be immediately apparent.
It is highly recommended that you visit a cosmetic dentist for at least a consultation before you consider any type of tooth whitening method. Cosmetic dentist supervised methods performed in an office are much more effective and considerably safer than the DIY approach.