The primary purpose of having teeth is so that we can bite and chew. Teeth are also serve a structural purpose, keeping facial tissues from sinking inward. Teeth also facilitate the formation of words and sounds. As important as these functions are, what we most often hear from patients is that they are dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth. If you are the average adult, you have probably begun to notice that your smile is aging you. Dullness, stains, and general discoloration are a normal part of life. Fortunately, you dentist in Parker City can help!
How your Dentist can Help
In our office near Parker City, Indiana, we perform the two common methods of teeth whitening. Both processes work in a similar manner, breaking up molecules of debris that have settled in the pores of enamel. Because in-office whitening makes a dramatic change very quickly, there is a misconception that this method of treatment is somehow better at achieving the brightest white. This is not the case. Choosing to whiten your teeth at home gives you several advantages:
- When you whiten at home, you have the freedom to perform your treatment when it is most convenient for you. Some patients whiten first thing in the morning, while others sleep in them. During your consultation, you will learn how long you can wear your trays each day so you can determine the schedule that works for you.
- Sensitivity is an issue that concerns many patients considering teeth whitening. This side effect is normal and temporary, the result of slight dehydration to enamel. An advantage with home whitening is that you can tailor a treatment schedule to mitigate the risk of sensitivity. For instance, some people whiten every other day versus every day.
- Maintaining the results of teeth whitening is easy when you have trays at home. When teeth start to look dull, you can obtain a tube of peroxide gel from our office to touch-up your smile.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry, and for good reason. To remove stains and liven up your smile, call (765) 282-5655.