Virtually everyone wants a brighter, whiter smile. So much so that companies started releasing at home, do-it-yourself teeth whitening kits to improve the appearance of your teeth. Unfortunately, while these kits can be effective, they can also have a host of unintended results.
Because of the risk of potential damage, we recommend having your teeth professionally whitened by the experts here at Johnson Dental. We have provided the greater Denver, Colorado area with brighter, natural looking smiles for years. Learn about the benefits of having your teeth professionally whitened before calling our Wheat Ridge office.
Potential Damage and Store Bought Kits
While many do-it-yourself teeth whitening kits can prove beneficial and whiten your teeth effectively, they come with some concerning side effects. For example, some teeth whitening kits contain fruit-based acids which can prove to be quite damaging to the enamel on your teeth.
Additionally, at-home teeth whitening kits are prone to abuse and some patients develop an unhealthy obsession with keeping their teeth as white as possible. Over time, this can lead to your teeth becoming transparent rather than white. The initial results can vary as well, causing uneven whitening results on the teeth. Usually, this evens itself out in less than a week, however.
Benefits of Professional Whitening
Professional teeth whitenings present many benefits, especially when compared to do-it-yourself teeth whitening kits. Professional teeth whitening services, like the one we offer here at Johnson Dental, do not have the harmful side effects do-it-yourself kits present and are more effective at restoring the whiteness to your teeth. Here are some of the benefits of getting a professional teeth whitening:
- Supervision: One the most important benefits of getting a professional teeth whitening is that it is dentist supervised. This will help prevent any damage to your teeth and leave you with longer lasting results.
- Protection: What makes in-office teeth whitenings so safe is the added protection. Your dentist will apply a protective gel or guard to your gums to prevent any of the whitening product from irritating your gums.
- Effectiveness: Since professional teeth whitening services are supervised by your dentist, they are able to be stronger and, therefore, more effective than do-it-yourself kits.
If you desire whiter teeth, we can help today. You can contact us here or call us at 303.422.8748 to schedule a teeth whitening appointment.