Tooth whitening is the most in demand cosmetic enhancement in the US today. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) revealed that there was a significant increase in the number of patients who brightened their smile through teeth whitening treatment. AACD members projected that it will continue to rise in the next couple of years.
Although a variety of over-the-counter products are available in the market today, In-house teeth whitening is the best option because patients can select a customized shade that perfectly matches their own features.
If you want to whiten your teeth, you need to consider some important things like your oral health condition, the strength of bleaching agents used, the efficacy of the treatment, care and maintenance of your teeth, and the cost.
You need to consult your Lincroft dentist before you whiten your teeth. It is necessary to undergo a comprehensive examination to evaluate if it’s suitable for you. Remember that it is not recommended for patients who are below 16 years old, those who are pregnant, with sensitive teeth and allergic to peroxide, people with oral health problems (gum disease, cavities, worn enamel and exposed roots), and individuals with dental restorations (crowns, fillings, bonding, bridges and veneers).
The strength of the bleaching agent used in professional treatment is higher compared to over the counter products. This means that it is more effective and at the same safe to use because it is performed by a dentist who is trained in applying the solution.
Usually, treatment lasts from six months to 2 years. It depends on how you maintain your pearly whites. To preserve your bright smile, try to avoid smoking, coffee and red wine that causes discoloration.