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The Trouble With OTC Teeth Whitening [BLOG]

Now that summer is almost upon us, it is a good time to think about all of those family cookouts, graduations, weddings, baby showers, and other social events. Take a look in the mirror. Is your smile ready for all those good times? Or is the condition of your teeth making you dread the thought of showing your face? Don’t worry, if that is the case, we can help turn things around for you. One of the easiest ways to boost your smile’s appearance is through a teeth whitening treatment. Just make sure you get one from the dentist, and not a DIY kit from the grocery store. Keep reading to find out more about the possibilities and then give us a call at (732) 352-3903 to request your cosmetic dentistry consultation appointment in Lincroft, NJ.

The Big Benefits Of Teeth Whitening

If you regularly enjoy your coffee, tomato sauce, wine, curry, tea, and the like, these items will their mark on your tooth enamel over time. This is a gradual process. At first, you likely won’t notice anything because the stains come on in small increments. But as time goes by, the stains get worse and worse until your teeth look yellow, dark, and otheriwse discolored.

Fortunately, with a professional teeth whitening treatment you can reverse the effects of stains. Plus, you can look years younger and lift your self-esteem in the process. But remember, we are talking about PROFESSIONAL teeth whitening only.

Problems Associated With OTC Solutions

We realize that those DIY teeth whitening kits found in the toothpaste aisle of the grocery store might be cheaper, but you get what you pay for, along with a few thigs you don’t expect to receive. Here are several reasons why those over-the-counter kits just aren’t worth it the hassle.

Lackluster Results

You cannot get the professional-grade bleaching agent contained in our teeth whitening systems without a prescription. To sell these kits in stores, manufacturers must dilute the bleaching agent substantially. That means these teeth whitening kits deliver disappointing results, when they work at all.

Gum Damage

The one-size-fits all approach of these kits is bad for you too. That bleaching agent is specifically designed to lift stains off tough enamel. That means it’s definitely not supposed to come into contact with your gums. If the trays aren’t made to fit your unique mouth, you tend to get too much spillover on your gums, which could irritate and damage them.

No Accountability

Since there is no oversight, you have to be the administrator for these kits. The problem is that you have to rely on tiny and confusing directions printed on folded paper or even the side of a box. That combined with the fact that the trays don’t fit and the bleaching agent is weak is a recipe for failure. And there will be no one to blame but yourself.

Professional Teeth Whitening Is Better

By contrast, our dentists have extensive training and experience in cosmetic dentistry, our materials are custom-built and professional-grade, meaning you can get excellent results for your unique situation. For your convenience, at our dental practice we offer both in-office and take-home options for brightening your smile this summer.

You Make The Call!

We hope you have been inspired to take back your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment. All you have to do to get started is call us at Newman Springs Dental Care at 732-352-3903 or fill out our online form for an appointment in Lincroft, NJ. We’re ready when you are!

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