4 Reasons Professional Teeth Whitening is Better

professional teeth whiteningRoyal Oak and Birmingham, MI

Your dentist has likely told you about the importance of good oral care. However, even if you are diligent about your dental hygiene, the appearance of your teeth can change. Age, lifestyle choices, and the consumption of certain foods and beverages can lead to stains developing on the surfaces of your teeth. You can remove those stains and brighten your entire smile by getting a professional teeth whitening treatment.

There are many products out there that promise a whiter smile: toothpaste, mouth rinses, or store-bought kits. However, for the best results and the utmost protection for your oral health, Dr. Nancy Hartrick can perform a professional dental whitening treatment at her Royal Oak dental office. Here are four reasons why a whitening procedure administered by your Birmingham cosmetic dentist is the best option for maintaining a sparkling white smile.

Reason 1) Ingredients are more powerful and provide consistent results

Teeth whitening products contain an active bleaching agent that removes surface stains. Any over-the-counter product is going to have a less potent active agent than the professional treatments used by your dentist. Whitening products that you purchase in stores are designed with a one-size-fits-all approach, and therefore, the bleaching solution is much weaker than what a dentist has to offer. Store-bought whitening products also will not last as long, meaning you will have to repeat treatments more often. At Hartrick Dentistry, all of our whitening treatments use powerful active agents that generate dazzling results that last.

Reason 2) Professional whitening treatments are safer

You may think that because our whitening treatments use stronger active ingredients, they can do more harm to your teeth. The opposite is true. First off, each of our treatments is administered by an oral health professional who is trained and experienced working with these products, minimizing risks of damaging your teeth. Our treatments also are safer because the results last longer. Any time you have your teeth whitened, your teeth need time to recover and remineralize. This occurs naturally, but if you repeat a whitening treatment too soon, your teeth don’t get a chance to remineralize as quickly. Your enamel serves as the durable protective outer layer of your tooth structure, so if it becomes compromised, your teeth are more vulnerable to decay and injury.

Reason 3) Professional whitening treatments are customized

No two people are the same. Your teeth and mouth are unique, too. That’s why, when you choose to receive professional teeth whitening treatment in Royal Oak at Hartrick Dentistry, we use trays that are customized for your mouth, ensuring that the bleaching agent touches as much of your teeth as possible, and not your gums. With an over-the-counter whitening kit, the trays and strips you use are constructed as a one-size-fits-all delivery method, which means the bleaching solution will likely smear on your gums and could be ingested.

Reason 4) Professional whitening treatments yield instant results

Our professional whitening treatments at Hartrick Dentistry provide profound results. Usually administered in less than an hour, our whitening treatments in Birmingham dramatically change the brightness of your teeth. By contrast, store-bought products take longer to work. The results will be less noticeable, or maybe even minimal. This means repeat applications, further risking the strength of your tooth enamel. Ultimately, store-bought teeth whitening kits aren’t worth the time and money.

Get Whiter Teeth in Royal Oak

At Hartrick Dentistry, we use three different whitening systems:
  • ZOOM!®, which uses a gel shined under a special light to produce dazzling results
  • Sinsational Smile®, a bleaching system that works in as little as 20 minutes
  • At-home whitening kits suitable for use at your leisure

To learn more about these treatments, contact Hartrick Dentistry today at (248) 549-0950 to schedule a consultation. We’re proud to provide state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry to our patients in the areas of Royal Oak and Birmingham, Michigan.

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    Dr. Nancy Hartrick, DDS
    32609 Woodward Ave.
    Royal Oak, MI 48073
    Call: 248-549-0950
    Fax: 248-549-1180