The season of family photos and family gathering is upon us!
Are your teeth still yellow? Are your children’s?
Whitening your own teeth using paste, strips, and trays might seem like a money-saving way to do it yourself, but it won’t save you on time and effort from a professional cleaning, and most likely the end result will be less than what you hoped.
Over-the-counter whitening products use a very small amount of carbamide or peroxide, which is why they require multiple applications. A dentist office like ours, uses higher concentrations which require careful application, watchful monitoring, and strict adherence to time constraints. The reason why a professional whitening is more effective is because a dentist has the skills, staff, equipment and product to get the job done quickly and safely.
That’s why many moms (and dads) schedule an in-office whitening for the whole family. You get the pearly white grills you see on professional models, and it’s done in a single sitting. Meanwhile, over-the-counter products require multiple applications, and each time a person applies strip or paste, they undo the progress by consuming discoloring foods the next day.
Stuff like cigarette smoke, coffee, tea, wine, and dark sodas, tend to discolor teeth the quickest, and if you happen to consume those products regularly, our whitening process will at least get you through the holidays and into the New Year with a great looking smile. Foods like dark fruits, beets, soy sauce, popsicles, and balsamic vinegar can also yellow teeth quickly. A professional whitening may last anywhere from 3 months to 3 years, depending how much of those food and drinks you consume. If you stay away from those imbibements, you can get your money’s worth for quite a long time.
Here’s a Photo Tip
Always bring some floss picks with you to holiday parties and events. When you see someone pulling out a camera, pull out a pick and work the front teeth. Even if there’s nothing there, you’ve still done your incisors a great flavor.
Book an Appointment Soon
We have openings for teeth whitening procedures! Call us as soon as possible to get yourself booked (907) 278-6684.