There are many teeth whitening options available today, including both over-the-counter products and professional treatments. Over-the-counter products are certainly convenient, but the desired results can take a long time to achieve. Fortunately, getting a whiter smile doesn’t have to take forever. Professional teeth whitening treatments yield quicker results that are longer lasting. Professional treatments are available at the dental office of Dr. John M. Burns, your Hingham, MA dentist.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth can become stained or discolored over time due to a variety of factors, including smoking, consuming certain foods and beverages, taking medications and aging or sustaining a traumatic injury. In Hingham, MA, many teeth whitening options are available. Over-the-counter whitening products, such as toothpastes, gels, strips and rinses are convenient and affordable options. However, professional teeth whitening can give you a much whiter and brighter smile with results that last up to five years.
The quality of whitening agents used to brighten teeth during a professional whitening treatment is much higher than what is available for purchase over-the-counter. The higher quality means that patients can achieve their desired level of whitening and brightening in just one appointment. On the other hand, it can take several months to achieve significantly brighter teeth using over-the-counter whitening products. Further, over-the-counter whitening results can fade in a short time.
In addition to a whiter smile with results that last longer, professional teeth whitening treatments done in your dentist’s office offer another advantage over at-home whitening products. When applying over-the-counter whitening treatments at home, it is difficult to protect the gums and other sensitive areas of the mouth from the the bleaching agents used in the whitening products.
Professional whitening treatments performed by a dentist are much safer than over-the-counter products applied at home. The dentist can apply the whitening product much more precisely to minimize contact with the gums and other areas of the mouth. Additionally, a special gel can also be applied directly to the gums to protect against irritation from the whitening gel.
Getting a whiter smile doesn’t have to take forever. You can have a significantly brighter smile after just one professional treatment and results can last for up to five years. For professional teeth whitening in Hingham, MA contact the office of Dr. Burns at (781) 749-6750.