The Benefits Of Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening has become the most popular cosmetic dental procedure, and it's easy to understand why: it's quick, affordable and easily accessible. However, there's a big difference in over-the-counter whitening treatments and those offered by Dr. Geetha Sripathi, your dentist at Elite Smiles in Morrisville, NC. Professional teeth whitening offers several benefits over the kits you can use at home; here's just a couple of them.
Quick and long-lasting
Teeth whitening kits, pastes and other products have been available for over-the-counter purchase in pharmacies and other retail stores for many years. While these teeth whitening products do contain the same type of peroxide-based agents as those offered by your Morrisville dentist, they are not as concentrated as professional-grade treatments. This means that when you use over-the-counter whitening products, it will usually take longer to see results and the regimen will likely need to be repeated in a few weeks for maintenance. However, the results you get from teeth whitening products used at Elite Smiles will be immediately evident after just one half-hour appointment, and can last up to a year before a repeat session is needed. And although professional teeth whitening is initially more costly than a kit you can buy in the store, it still remains one of the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures you can have and its dramatic results pay for themselves.
Priority on safety
Although teeth whitening doesn't have many health hazards associated with it, working with the dental staff at Elite Smiles in Morrisville ensures that the treatment is done properly. The peroxide can cause uncomfortable chemical burns on the sensitive tissue of the gums, lips and inner cheeks, but our trained staff members prepare each of Dr. Sripathi's patients before their whitening session begins, so these tissues are protected from any exposure to the bleaching agents. The time in which the solution is left on the teeth is also carefully monitored to minimize sensitivity afterward.
If you'd like to learn more about professional teeth whitening, offered by Elite Smiles, or to schedule an appointment, please call our Morrisville, NC office! We look forward to giving you something to smile about!