Are you wanting a whiter smile? Are you tired of getting lackluster results with at-home solutions you can purchase over the counter, like toothpaste, gels, and strips? If you want visible whitening results in one treatment, look no further than Aesthetic Dental Studio.
Their team offers superior results in a faster amount of time. Achieve a more brilliant white that lasts longer than over-the-counter whitening solutions. Learn why teeth whitening at Aesthetic Dental Studio may be the better option for you.
Why At-Home Whitening Solutions Don’t Work As Well
Whitening solutions you can purchase, such as whitening toothpaste, gels, and strips, may help whiten your teeth, but only superficially, addressing surface stains. When it comes to teeth discoloration, there are two types: extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic discoloration happens due to staining from causes like food and drinks. Intrinsic stains affect the inside of your teeth and can be caused in a variety of ways, such as injury or excessive fluoride consumption.
At-home whitening solutions you can purchase over the counter are most suited to address extrinsic stains and are inadequate compared to the dentist’s whitening solutions. The reason is that the concentration of ingredients found in at-home solutions is weaker than that found at the dentist's.
The primary ingredient in whitening toothpaste is abrasives, a material that aims to brush the surface of your teeth to remove colorants and stains. Whitening toothpastes have the potential to weaken your enamel.
Furthermore, the whitening results you do manage to get will take weeks to notice.
How Teeth Whitening at the Dentist Is Different
At the dentist, the concentration of whitening ingredients is greater. Stronger concentrations lead to three major benefits:
- Whiter smile: As the ingredients manage to address not only surface stains but intrinsic ones as well, you are left with a white smile from the inside out.
- Quicker results: Though it may vary depending on the exact whitening method used, at the dentist, noticeable whitening can happen in as little as one two-hour session.
- Longer lasting: With just one treatment, you may enjoy a whiter smile for months, if not longer, depending on your upkeep and diet.
Furthermore, at-home whitening can lead to side effects like burned gums. At-home whitening trays and strips aren’t personalized to your mouth, leaving your gums susceptible to contact with the solution. At the dentist, you can expect a professional, individualized application with specific measures taken to minimize, if not eliminate, contact between the solution and gums.
Find Professional Teeth Whitening in Calgary, AB
Working with a professional is recommended to maximize your results and minimize complications.
Dr. Gordon Chee and his staff have provided compassionate care and a friendly environment for nearly 20 years at Aesthetic Dental Studio. To learn more about the professional whitening method used at Aesthetic Dental Studio, call 403-543-4600 to schedule your consultation.