With the vast number of choices for over-the-counter (OTC) teeth bleaching products on the market today, you might wonder why professional teeth whitening is even necessary. The truth, though, is that there are several reasons why you should leave teeth whitening to the pros, and better results are only one of those reasons. With the expertise of your professional dentist, you can rest assured that your treatment will not only brighten your smile, but also remain safe for your teeth and your long-term dental health.
1. OTC Products Don’t Cut It
OTC whitening products use similar bleaching agents to professional treatment, but with one significant difference—the bleaching agents are considerably less potent. The dilution makes the products safer for mass consumerism, but also makes the products largely unable to address many common teeth stains.
2. Your Dentist Can Tell You if Whitening Will Work
Another advantage is the help and advice of your professional dentist. Before beginning treatment, your dentist will carefully examine your teeth to ensure that whitening is the best option. This evaluation will help you save time and spot issues that might run deeper than teeth stains, such as cavities.
3. Professional Teeth Whitening is as Convenient as OTC Options
The best thing about professional teeth whitening, besides the amazing results, is the fact that the treatment is as convenient as it would be if purchased over the counter. Professional teeth whitening involves a take-home kit with custom-designed whitening trays and a supply of professional strength whitening gel. You can apply the treatment from the comfort of your own home, according to a schedule that fits best with your already busy lifestyle.
About Your Birmingham, MI, Dentist
Dr. Mitchell Milan is a cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentist whose goal is to enhance your smile and improve your dental health. Celebrating his 31st year in practice and 28 years serving the Birmingham community, Dr. Milan and his experienced staff offer porcelain veneers, bridges, crowns, bonding, root canals, gum disease treatment, and more. Take your first step toward smile improvement today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Milan by calling our office in Birmingham, MI today at (248) 644-2136.