Your smile is a powerful tool. It helps you meet new people, land promising job interviews, and even meet your soulmate. But, if you have stubborn stains or discoloration on your teeth, then you may not be getting the most out of your smile. Luckily, professional teeth whitening in Lakewood, TX is just one cosmetic dentistry solution to approve the appearance of a dull smile.
At Lakewood Dental Group, we believe that patients should not risk their oral and overall health to get a beautiful smile. That’s why we offer safe and effective professional teeth whitening in Lakewood, TX. If you’re ready to illuminate your smile, then contact our helpful team online here, or call our Dallas dental clinic at (214) 827-1885 to schedule your appointment now.
In this blog post, Drs. Mihir Patel and Shaun Sigurdson reveal NUMBER reasons to get professional teeth whitening in Lakewood, TX. From overall costs to results, we’ll show you why you should say goodbye to store-bought whiteners for good.
Get Rapid Results
Store-bought teeth whiteners tout brilliant results quickly, but just how quick is quick? Research indicates that many store-bought teeth whiteners do not deliver noticeable results until after two or three months of regular use.
For many people, waiting two or three months for a brighter smile is not an issue. For other people, however, they need near-instantaneous results to prepare for:
- Job interviews
- Weddings, parties, class reunions, and other events
- Family vacations
- Professional pictures
Professional teeth whitening in Lakewood, TX, can deliver astonishing results in just 45 to 60 minutes. So, if you need a dazzling smile immediately, then ditch the store-bought whiteners. Instead, schedule a professional teeth whitening treatment when you need a luminous smile in a pinch.
Prevent Dental Damage
Both store-bought and professional whitening treatments can contain strong, bleaching agents, like hydrogen peroxide. The primary difference, however, is that store-bought whitening products often top out at just 10% hydrogen peroxide. By contrast, professional whiteners typically contain 40% hydrogen peroxide.
While it might be easy to assume that a higher concentration of whitening agents might lead to more dental damage, the opposite is often the case. This is because store-bought teeth whiteners make it extremely easy for consumers to abuse or misuse the product.
Indeed, many people believe that using more of the whitening product with increasing regularity will deliver better, faster results. But, this could not be further from the truth, as these products are designed to deliver slow and steady results with routine use.
Overusing store-bought whiteners can strip tooth enamel and irritate gum tissue, which can lead to cascading oral health issues. Professional teeth whitening with a Lakewood dentist allows patients to quickly enhance the appearance of their smiles without sacrificing their dental health.
Complement Orthodontic Treatments
Many patients want to improve the appearance of crooked teeth with orthodontic treatments, like braces or Invisalign®. While these treatments effectively and safely move teeth into better alignment, they often leave behind discoloration (particularly around the metal brackets in braces).
As a result, many patients want to address stains and discoloration after orthodontic treatment. Professional teeth whitening in Lakewood, TX, allows patients to enhance the effects of orthodontia, which gives newly-realigned teeth the extra pop they need to shine.
Save More Money
In-office, professional teeth whitening treatments can cost patients between $500 and $1,000, with $650 being the national average. While this may feel like a hit straight to the pocketbook, patients may be saving themselves more money over a longer term with professional whitening treatments.
The most well-known, store-bought whitening systems often begin pricing at $30 to $45, with many systems going well over $100. But, even though consumers are paying designer prices, the results are anything but.
These high-end, store-bought whiteners often do not contain better ingredients or deliver better, faster results. Indeed, it very well may be the fancy advertising and flashy verbiage that tricks patients into spending money on products that deliver subpar results.
Subsequently, patients can get better results while potentially saving hundreds of dollars with professional teeth whitening in Lakewood, TX. But, that isn’t the only thing patients save.
And save more time!
At Lakewood Dental Group, we understand that our patients are busy. Sometimes, coming into our Dallas dental office for whitening treatments is not always an option for bustling patients. That’s why we offer convenient, take-home whitening treatments for patients with busy schedules.
Take-home teeth whitening kits come complete with personalized trays and a patient-specific whitening agent. Dr. Patel and Dr. Sigurdson design patients’ custom-made trays to fit snugly against their teeth while the prescription-strength bleaching agent gently lifts stubborn stains.
Patients simply follow their unique treatment plans on their own schedules. And, in just two, short weeks, patients can get in-office results in the comfort of their own homes.
Avoid Extreme Tooth Sensitivity
It is normal for both professional and store-bought whitening treatments to cause mild to moderate tooth sensitivity. This is because our teeth contain thousands of tiny pores, which dilate when in contact with bleaching agents. It is through this dilation that the whitening solution can penetrate deep into the surface of the enamel and remove stubborn stains.
However, dilated dental pores temporarily expose the nerve-dense dentin beneath our tooth enamel. The result is bothersome tooth sensitivity that can last for hours or days.
So, how exactly do professional teeth whitening treatments help patients avoid extreme tooth sensitivity? Well, there are a couple of reasons.
Firstly, professional teeth whitening treatments are unique to each patient. We consider several patient-specific factors when we create your distinctive treatment, such as:
- The types of stains a patient has
- The quality and quantity of tooth enamel
- A previous history of tooth sensitivity
Secondly, our team of trusted dental professionals closely monitors patients’ whitening treatments to ensure their safety and comfort. With these two factors combined, patients significantly reduce the likelihood of developing dental damage or sensitivity with tailor-made whitening treatments.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening in Lakewood, TX
If you’re tired of wasting time and money on store-bought teeth whiteners, then it’s time to pursue professional teeth whitening in Lakewood, TX. Contact the team at Lakewood Dental Group online, or give our Dallas dental office a call at (214) 827-1885 to schedule your appointment today!