A dentist in Dublin can transform your smile with at-home teeth whitening
Do you ever catch yourself examining your teeth when you are looking in the mirror? Perhaps you have deep stains, or maybe just slight discoloration. Regardless of the current color of your teeth, we have options to transform your teeth from drab to sparkling white. In our Dublin area office, we offer patients the convenience and results they want with at-home professional teeth whitening. A beautiful smile is contagious. Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you and it can say a lot about who you are and about your personality. In order to impress, it’s important to have a smile that really shines. You can achieve that smile in the comfort of your own home with professional teeth whitening trays.
Tooth discoloration is a natural occurrence for most people. Over time, molecules from the consumption of dark foods and beverages can begin to settle into the enamel. Other factors that can affect the color of the teeth are use of tobacco products, certain medications, and age.
Teeth whitening uses a powerful bleaching agent (peroxide) to penetrate stained enamel and break up stain-causing molecules. The result is teeth that are whiter and more vibrant. In fact, many patients feel like their appearance looks younger after teeth whitening.
Over the years, we’ve noticed that more and more patients are opting for at-home kits over in-office whitening treatment. Since the whitening occurs gradually at home, you are in control of the final shade of white. You can also keep the trays for periodic whitening touch-ups should some staining start to occur again.
Professional kits versus over-the-counter-kits
It’s simple. Professional whitening trays from our office are custom fit for your mouth. This means that the trays will whiten your teeth evenly and accurately protect the gums. Over-the-counter kits are one size fits all and may produce uneven results. Additionally, the whitening agent in professional kits is much stronger than over-the-counter alternatives.
Most patients are good candidates for teeth whitening; however, it is important to set up a consultation with Dr. Lokhandwala, your Dublin area dentist to determine if at-home whitening is right for you. Patients with restorations in the visible part of the smile are not candidates because the material does not respond to whitening.