The holiday season is right around the corner, and we all know what that means — holiday parties! Of course, we’re not going to push the goodie table here — we all know how terrible those treats are for your teeth! — but we are going to encourage you to put your best face forward during your holiday get-togethers. How can you do that? By creating a smile you can be proud of with our Whitening for Life program!
At J Philipp Centers for Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Chandler we are dedicated to helping you put your best smile forward. Today, we’re here to explain how professional teeth whitening can help you reveal a glowing smile you can be proud of.
Why You Should Avoid Over-the-Counter Whitening Products
Before you reach for that over-the-counter box of whitening strips, know this: over-the-counter whitening preparations can be overly harsh and damaging for your gums and enamel. If you want to approach teeth whitening with the longevity of your teeth in mind, skip the box of whitening strips.
Many of our patients have reported increased gum sensitivity, pain while brushing their teeth, gum bleeding and increased temperature sensitivity after attempting over-the-counter teeth whitening. With professional-strength products and knowledgeable application by an experienced dental professional, your teeth and gums will not suffer the damage that over-the-counter bleaching kits often inflict.
Professional Teeth Whitening Benefits
While the obvious benefit of a brighter, whiter smile is enticing, there are several benefits of professional teeth whitening in Chandler that aren’t often discussed. What are they?
• Thorough results. Professional whitening works to remove both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. Commercially available whitening products only tackle extrinsic staining — stains on the surface of your teeth — but not the tougher, intrinsic stains that occur in the dentin layer of your teeth. Plus, many over-the-counter products do not actually contain any whitening ingredients; they only work to mitigate further staining, but don’t actually remove existing stains.
• Rapid whitening. Professional whitening works to brighten your teeth up to eight shades in just ONE appointment! Over-the-counter products can require weeks for significant teeth whitening to emerge.
• Increased comfort. Over-the-counter bleaching kits often contain a one-size-fits-all tray designed to hold product against your teeth. And while the tray might be marginally effective, it often presents a sizing issue. Professional whitening, on the other hand, is custom-designed to fit your mouth perfectly. Not only does a custom fit prevent bleaching ingredients from saturating your sensitive gums, but it also provides greater comfort as you wait for the product to work its magic.
If you’re ready to put your best smile forward and achieve the glowing, white teeth you know you deserve, the team at J Phillip Centers For Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Chandler, Ariz. is here to serve you! Give us a call at (480) 306-5506 to schedule your appointment or to learn more today!