At Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry, we help our patient achieve their dream smile with our extensive menu of cosmetic dentistry services. One of the most popular services in our Owings Mills dentist office is professional teeth whitening. Many patients wonder about the effectiveness of over-the-counter whitening products compared to professional teeth whitening services. Learn more about the benefits of professional teeth whitening below.
With over-the-counter whitening products, patients should be aware that they may experience extreme dental sensitivity. This is caused by the one-size-fits-all approach that these products use in an attempt to be effective for the average smile. It’s important to remember that every smile is different, and will react differently to bleaching products. Often, the bleaching products used in over-the-counter whitening products are too strong for patients prone to dental sensitivity, causing them pain or discomfort. With professional teeth whitening, we take extra precautions to ensure our patients do not experience this. The bleaching product is applied by a dental professional, expertly avoiding getting product on your gums to prevent extreme sensitivity.
Over-the-county teeth whitening products often result in blotchy, inconsistent results. This is even more likely to happen if you have unique features on your smile like gaps, misshapen teeth, or teeth that are larger or smaller than normal. As stated previously, over-the-counter products take a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry; meaning that any unique features of your smile will not be accounted for and may interfere with the effectiveness of the product. With professional teeth whitening services, patients can look forward to guaranteed, uniform results with a whitening experience that is tailored to their smiles. By the end of an in-office whitening appointment, you may have removed several years of stains and discoloration from your smile. Patients will see a noticeable difference that can be maintained by avoiding food and beverages that are likely to cause dental staining.
Monitored By Dental Professionals
When you choose professional teeth whitening services, you can sit back and relax while we do the rest. You do not have to worry about applying the product yourself, setting a timer, or having your whitening session interrupted. Our dental professionals will do everything from applying the whitening gel, setting up the ultraviolet light, and even providing you with specialty sunglasses to protect your eyes while the treatment is in progress. Some patients may even fall asleep during their whitening appointment and wake up to a whiter, brighter smile. If you are considering professional teeth whitening services in Owings Mills, MD, we hope you will consider visiting Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry. Please schedule an appointment online, and we look forward to seeing you soon.