Do you want to look your best during wedding season but your teeth aren't quite wedding white? Teeth whitening offers a simple way to quickly improve your smile. Dr. Richard Rowan, your Merced and Mariposa orthodontist, shares some important information about teeth whitening.
Professional whitening offers impressive results
Drugstore whitening products can be effective, but they don't usually last as long or offer the same results as professional teeth whitening. When you use store-bought kits you may need to repeat the whitening process frequently, which can damage your tooth enamel. Your Merced and Mariposa orthodontist uses a strong hydrogen peroxide gel that isn't available in over-the-counter products to achieve maximum teeth whitening.
After just one whitening treatment, your teeth will be three to eight shades whiter. Your results may last two or three years or longer, particularly if you avoid cigarettes and coffee, tea, cola, wine, berries and other brightly colored foods and beverages.
Professional whitening is safer
When you whiten your teeth, it's important to keep the whitening agent away from your gums and teeth roots to prevent irritation and sensitivity. Over-the-counter whitening trays that don't fit your teeth perfectly can increase your risk of irritation. Protecting your roots and gums is a priority when you choose professional teeth whitening treatment. Your dentist will apply a protective barrier to sensitive areas to protect them before beginning the treatment.
Enjoy professional whitening that works with your schedule
If you prefer to whiten your teeth when it's convenient for you, we may offer take-home whitening trays that are custom-made to fit your mouth. Although you won't see immediate results, you'll receive all the benefits of professional teeth whitening with the take-home system. After you wear the trays for a few weeks, your teeth will be noticeably whiter and brighter.
Take advantage of professional teeth whitening to improve your smile just in time for wedding season. Call Dr. Richard Rowan, with offices in Merced and Mariposa, CA, to make an appointment. Transform your smile with teeth whitening!