March 10, 2018
Whether you know it or not, the quality of your grin is constantly being evaluated, evidence of which is reflected in a recent data set. It shows that one-third of Americans say the first thing they notice about a person is his or her smile. So if people are paying that much attention to the aesthetics of your ivories, then wouldn’t you like to wow them? If you answered ‘yes’ to that question, then any stains that are present have to be eliminated. Your local dentist offers help in your quest by explaining the benefits and convenience of take-home teeth whitening in Corpus Christi. Continue reading to learn how the process works.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening is a great way to remove extrinsic stains (the ones that embed in your enamel). Many times, your normal oral hygiene habits won’t suffice for removing these stains and a professional application is required.
Your dentist will use bleaching agents to attack and dissolve the blemishes so that the true color of your teeth will show.
Over-the-Counter Whiteners vs. Professional Take-Home Kits
These days, there are enough over-the-counter whitening kits being sold that it will make your head spin trying to keep up with them. There are two factors to hash out when considering the store-bought method, though:
- The bleaching agents usually aren’t strong enough to deliver the results that you desire.
- Because the concentration of the bleach is so weak, it encourages overuse, which can raise safety issues, leaving your gums and other soft tissues more exposed to irritation.
The take-home whitening kits that your cosmetic dentist in Corpus Christi will give you, will offer professional-strength bleaching action in safe doses. Thus, you won’t have to compromise your health to get the smile that you want. You will be given custom-fitted application trays that will keep the whitening gel just on your teeth.
How Will Your Dentist Develop Your Plan?
Your whitening process will be customized, as your dentist will take the time to evaluate the current condition of your smile, take into account any tooth sensitivity and how bright you want your teeth to be. From there, she will determine the best schedule for you to be on.
The whitening sessions will usually last from two to four hours, or possibly overnight. You should notice roughly 90 percent improvement within two weeks, but that depends on the severity of your staining. The total treatment time is usually around six weeks.
So are you ready to take control of your destiny and use your smile to open doors that may have previously been closed? If so, then reach out to your dentist in Corpus Christi to begin the journey to perfectly bright teeth!
About the Author
Dr. Sarah Pitarra earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry and is also specially certified in oral sedation. An affiliate of several professional organizations, Dr. Pitarra has been practicing in the Corpus Christi area for the last four years. To learn more about her services, you can contact her through her website.
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