Have you noticed more and more teeth whitening products available in the dental aisle at your local supermarket? Ever wonder if these products really work? While many of the product labels claim they can provide customers with a whiter, brighter smile, they cannot compare with the results you see with a professional whitening treatment. Dr. James Stewart, your Livonia dentist, discusses the benefits of opting for a professional teeth whitening system over a store-bought product.
The Drawbacks of Supermarket Teeth Whiteners
While you may be tempted to try an over-the-counter teeth whitening system, you should consider some of the following drawbacks:
- Since the trays are not customized to your mouth, you are more likely to end up with the solution on your gums. While this is not necessarily dangerous, you will probably get some of the whitening solution on your gums which can cause irritation.
- Since OTC strips are flat, they do not completely reach all the surfaces of your teeth. The result? An uneven and discolored looking smile.
- Not only are over- the-counter teeth whitening products often complicated and messy, they can be ineffective. Bonded teeth, fillings, and other dental work may appear dull next to newly whitened teeth. Instead of having a matching smile, you might end up with a smile that looks discolored and patchy.
- In addition to being a hassle, supermarket whitening products take longer to work. Customers note the products can take weeks, even months, before results are noticeable.
Whiten That Smile At Home or In the Office
At Dr. Stewart’s office, we offer several teeth whitening options so our patients can decide which one works best for them. For those wanting to complete the process in the comfort of their homes, we offer Day White and Nite White systems to reduce discoloration and brighten enamel. Both systems whiten teeth and help to reduce tooth sensitivity. Both systems can be completed in the comfort of your home, and all you need to do is talk to Dr. Stewart about teeth whitening when you come in for a dental cleaning.
Of course, there is always a chair available in Dr. Stewart’s office if you would rather go the in-office teeth whitening route. He utilizes modern techniques to rid your teeth of staining and discoloration. The benefit of both the in-office and at-home teeth whitening systems offered by Dr. Stewart is that he customizes each system to you. There is no way to damage your teeth or end up with an embarrassing smile.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Stewart
Now is the time to whiten and brighten your smile. Skip the drugstore, and schedule an appointment with your Livonia dentist, Dr. Stewart, today. In addition to helping you whiten your smile, he can provide treatment options for other general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry concerns. Contact our 48154 dentist office by calling (734) 425-4400. We proudly serve patients from Livonia, Farmington, Farmington Hills, and surrounding areas.