From coffee and tea to fruits and sugars, our teeth endure a constant battle against the outside world. The food and drink we put into our bodies can damage and erode our teeth, leaving us with cavities and enamel damage. However, one of the less painful, but still prevalent dental concerns for many patients comes in the form of yellowed or stained teeth. While surface stains only influence the outside of the enamel, they still cause aesthetic concerns for patients all across the United States. Teeth whitening kits, while available over the counter at most drugstores, many times don’t provide the same quality results as a professional teeth whitening treatment, and can cause hot and cold sensitivity and enamel damage to your teeth over time. That’s why getting your teeth whitened by a professional can help make sure that your teeth look and feel their best, providing you with brighter, whiter teeth without causing undue damage.
Over the counter home teeth whitening treatments do have quite the appeal to customers looking to brighten their smile, as they tend to be cheaper than in-office whitening treatments, and come in a wide range of brands and styles. Most in-store whitening kits come in strip, tray, or brush formats, and are applied to the teeth repeatedly over the course of anywhere from one week to a few months. While easy enough to do in the comfort of your own home, over the counter whitening treatments tend to result in patchy whitening jobs, as well as dental sensitivity and enamel damage. Tray and brush whitening treatments, when done at home, are rarely evenly applied over the teeth, and can damage the gum line and cause irritation despite the most careful of application processes. While gel dental strips can be more secure than brush or tray whitening treatments, they are still prone to slippage and can be unwieldy. With at home whitening kits, finding the time for a dental treatment on a daily basis can be difficult, and in many cases even the best followed at home whitening routine can produce sub-par results and weakened enamel. The repeated treatment process needed to whiten your teeth with over the counter products can cause much more severe damage to your teeth than in office treatments. Improper teeth whitening has been linked to weakening the enamel of your teeth, which can lead to chipped surfaces and an increased susceptibility to cavities. While some over the counter products boast producing the same results as one in office whitening treatment, many times they leave their customers unsatisfied.
Although over the counter at home whitening treatments come with a lower price tag than a professional dental whitening treatment, they can lead to poor results and damage the surface of your teeth. That’s why investing in a professional whitening treatment appointment can help make sure that your teeth are healthy and white without inflicting additional damage to the enamel.
Getting your teeth whitened by a dental professional can not only ensure that you put your best smile forwards, it can also ensure that your teeth do not suffer from undue stress from improper bleaching treatments. In-office teeth whitening treatments are simple to set up, and take as little as one hour for simple treatments. Simply contact our office to set up an appointment that fits into your busy schedule. We offer teeth whitening appointments through regular business hours, so you can get the smile of your dreams without cutting into your busy schedule. Most treatment processes are carried out in under an hour, and do not require a reapplication. In the case of intense staining or more precise spot treatment work, more than one treatment may be needed, but will be spaced out to ensure that your teeth have time to adjust before a secondary application of whitening agent is applied to the surface. Making sure that your teeth stay healthy and happy throughout the whitening process is our goal, so you can spend less time worrying about dental sensitivity and more time putting your best smile forwards.
Most offices utilize a precision application process that includes the use of whitening trays to help keep the whitening formula in place. Unlike the over the counter home teeth whitening treatments, most dental trays will be form cast to fit your mouth. This is done so that you can relax while the treatment does its work, instead of worrying about if the tray is providing the correct amount of coverage for your teeth. In some cases, professional whitening treatments may include an application of UV-light to help activate the whitening agents so that you get a brilliant smile in just one treatment. Other procedures include applying whitening agent to the teeth directly using a precision brush and specialized tools, which ensures that each individual tooth gets the correct attention needed to remove staining and yellowing from the surface. This method is usually employed in cases where there is abnormal spotting on the enamel, or areas of the teeth require more delicate, detailed care than a simple overall whitening treatment. Because of the close supervision of a dental healthcare professional, your dentist can use stronger whitening solution than is available over the counter, allowing you to get a whiter smile in a fraction of the time of at home treatments.
If you have any more questions about the whitening process, contact our office to talk to our specialized dentistry staff about our whitening procedures. They’d be happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as help you set up a consultation appointment with one of our trained dentists to plan the right whitening schedule for you. We want to help you achieve the healthy, brilliant smile of your dreams in a friendly, educational environment that works towards making sure your dental health is in tip top shape.
Our Dentist Office in Jackson Wisconsin, provides full dental care to clients throughout Okaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties, including the cities of Cedarburg, Colgate, Germantown, Grafton, Hartford, Hubertus, Jackson, Kewaskum, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Newburg, Richfield, Saukville, Slinger, Thiensville, West Bend, and the surrounding cities.
Dental Services Jackson Wisconsin
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✔ LASER DENTISTRY
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✔ ROOT CANALS
✔ DIGITAL X-RAYS
✔ CROWNS / BRIDGES
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person Dr. Scott W. Charmoli D.D.S.
business N168W20060 Main St
Jackson, WI 53037