Over-the-counter teeth whitening products promise a simple solution to dull teeth, but the results aren't always quite so impressive. Professional whitening services are not only easier and quicker, but often offer better results than store-bought whitening kits. The dentists at Atlantic Dentistry in Manteo and Kitty Hawk, NC--Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. John Fameth and Dr. Gunther Heyder--explain the benefits of professional teeth whitening.
Professional teeth whitening is quick and easy
After just one teeth whitening session at your dentist's office, your teeth will be much whiter. In fact, most people notice a three- to eight-shade difference in one hour. Drugstore whitening products don't produce such impressive results and may require that you use the product for weeks.
Less work for you
Over-the-counter products often require you to spread gel over your teeth, apply whitening strips or boil whitening trays before you use them. Unfortunately, those strips and trays don't always fit your mouth perfectly, which means you spend too much time trying to find creative ways to make them work, often with poor results. When you choose professional whitening services, all you have to do is arrive for your appointment. Your Manteo and Kitty Hawk dentist will take care of all the little details involved in the procedure.
Dentists are the teeth whitening pros
Because dentists perform teeth whitening routinely, they're skilled at helping you achieve optimal results. Avoiding gum and root sensitivity is a priority when whitening teeth. Your dentist will place a protective barrier over your roots and gums before beginning the treatment. Professional teeth whitening products use hydrogen peroxide gel for quick, safe teeth whitening. Because hydrogen gel works much faster than carbamide peroxide used in many over-the-counter products, the total whitening treatment time is much shorter.
Your teeth will remain whiter for up to five years when you choose professional teeth whitening. Over-the-counter whitening products usually only lighten teeth for a few weeks to a year.
If you live in the Manteo and Kitty Hawk, NC area and are interested in learning if professional teeth whitening is right for you, call Atlantic Dentistry at (252) 475-9841 for Manteo and (252) 261-7700 for Kitty Hawk and make an appointment today. Brighten your smile with teeth whitening!