A bright, beautiful smile shows you care about your teeth. It’s a sign that the health and appearance of your teeth are important to you. Over time, however, your teeth may begin to lose their luster due to lifestyle habits, age, or wear and tear. Your once bright and beautiful smile can become stained or discolored. Through professional teeth whitening, Dr. Colleen Williamson can eliminate unsightly stains and restore your smile’s natural gleam. At Grand Dental Arts, we offer at-home professional teeth whitening services to our patients in Toms River, New Jersey, and surrounding communities. Read on to learn whether teeth whitening kits are safe for use.
At-Home Teeth Stain Removal Treatment
Professional teeth whitening offers a safe and effective means of dealing with stained or discolored teeth. Consumers have the option of in-office bleaching or home-based whitening treatment. Although in-office teeth bleaching provides quicker results, it’s more costly and can lead to tooth sensitivity due to the use of stronger bleaching agents.
That’s why we prefer home-based teeth whitening treatment using dental whitening kits. These kits contain custom-fitted whitening trays and a professional-grade gel that whitens teeth gradually. We’ll also outline a plan for treatment to help you get optimal whitening results.
Whitening your teeth at home comes with many advantages. You can conduct your treatment in a comfortable, private setting – your own home – and at a time that’s most convenient for you. You also benefit from professional-grade products to get professional results. At-home teeth whitening is a gradual process that requires diligence and care from you. You must wear the trays daily for the time specified by your dentist to get the results you desire. Every time you wear the trays, your teeth become noticeably whiter. You should have achieved your smile goals by the end of two to three weeks.
Are Teeth Whitening Kits Safe?
At Grand Dental Arts, we make at-home whitening services as safe and productive as possible by providing quality whitening products and clear instructions on their use. Dr. Williamson will also monitor your progress, answer any questions you may have, and tweak your treatment, if necessary, to improve your results.
The use of custom-fitted trays promotes thorough and even whitening results with less risk of gel spilling on your gums, tongue, or cheeks. By following the instructions for your treatment, you’re less likely to suffer tooth sensitivity. Our whitening gels contain either hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, as these are the most commonly used bleaching agents for teeth whitening. These agents penetrate your tooth enamel to lift and remove stains and discolorations to give your teeth a whiter appearance.
Using quality products and heeding your dentist’s instructions for their use will reduce your risk of gum irritation and tooth sensitivity issues and contribute to the success of your treatment.