Teeth whitening remains one of the most popular and sought-after cosmetic dentistry treatments. Because of its popularity, many retail teeth whitening products have been made available. Unfortunately, these store-bought products are not capable of producing the same quality results as professional tooth whitening, and they can also have unwanted side effects.
Apart from being less effective, store-bought teeth whitening is often too abrasive to be used on a regular basis. Some patients who overuse these products end up wearing down the enamel on their teeth. If the yellow dentin layer beneath your enamel begins to show through, you may end up defeating the purpose of teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is applied with supervision to ensure it is gentle enough to protect your teeth throughout the process.
At The Dentists, we offer professional take-home teeth whitening kits that allow you to whiten your smile on your own time. We will take impressions of your teeth and create a custom whitening tray that fits tightly over your teeth for optimal results. Custom teeth whitening trays are another major benefit of professional whitening over store-bought whitening. The trays that come with over-the-counter products are usually “one size fits all,” which can pose problems such as:
- Gum irritation if the bleaching gel leaks out of the tray
- Uneven results if the whitening gel is not in direct contact with the full surface of your tooth
- Difficulty keeping the trays in place at night
When our at-home tooth whitening kits are used as directed, you will start to see results in just one to two weeks. We will supervise your progress to ensure you achieve outstanding results while protecting the health of your teeth and gums.
If you have further questions about teeth whitening, please contact The Dentists in Omaha today. We have offices in Hillsborough, Village Pointe, Ralston Square, and Dundee.