Everything is DIY (Do-It-Yourself) nowadays. From decorating homes with furniture that’s refurbished to making baby food from scratch, it’s impossible to get away from. But what about teeth whitening? When it comes to your teeth, do you really want to pursue the DIY method? If you’re not so sure, let us tell you why teeth whitening in Trumbull should be done by your dentist instead of yourself.
No matter the reason (i.e. weddings, job interviews, blind date), everyone wants a brighter, more beautiful smile. With so many take-home kits for your hair and skin, you’re probably thinking, “I can just whiten my teeth at home. It’s no big deal.” Actually, it is, and here are 5 reasons you should leave it to the pros:
Ready, Set, Done!
By avoiding the at-home whitening kits, you’ll achieve a whiter smile faster by letting your dentist in Trumbull do it. DIY whitening will have you reapply multiple times before seeing results, which can become frustrating. However, by letting your dentist take care of this type of treatment, you’ll see dramatic results much quicker, even after just one session!
Say No to Sensitivity
Have you ever started using an at-home whitening kit, and after a few days, you notice it’s painful to drink a cold beverage? That’s because many products, if left on too long or used too often, can cause extreme sensitivity. Allowing your dentist to administer the treatments ensures the products will stay on for the appropriate amount of time. Your dentist will most likely use desensitizers, too, to alleviate as much sensitivity as possible.
Better Safe than Sorry
You may not know that your gums and/or teeth could become irritated as a result of teeth whitening strips, but your dentist does. Because there are many methods out there for teeth whitening, your dentist can provide the best solution for your needs, leaving you with a whiter smile and healthy teeth and gums.
Make it Last
Have you ever thought, “Why do I find myself buying a new teeth whitening kit so often?” It’s because the results don’t last as long! Your dentist in Trumbull has the best professional-strength products for dramatic shade improvement, keeping your teeth whiter, longer.
Ensure Even Results
So, you think the goopy gel and sticky strips are reaching into the cervices of your back teeth? While these choppers may not be the first things people see when you smile, if you’re paying for a product to whiten all your teeth, don’t you want it to do its job? The products used by your dentist will effectively reach every tooth, and the best part is, you don’t have to clean up the mess when the treatment is complete!
Don’t take a chance on potentially harming your teeth and gums. At-home whitening kits may sound like a good idea, but if you want a brighter, longer-lasting smile, leave the teeth whitening to the professionals.
About the Author
Dr. Scott Cohen is a United States Navy veteran. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Tufts University, graduating with honors as a pre-dental student, before going on to New York University College of Dentistry. There, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006. He and his team at Trumbull Smiles Family Dental offer a wide array of services to meet your needs. Whether it’s a general cleaning or teeth whitening, you can be assured you will receive high-quality service in a relaxed environment. To learn how we can better assist you with your dental needs, contact us at (203) 220-6610.