The popularity of having our teeth whitened has brought about a lot of discussion on the subject. Considerations have included the rate of success, the disparity in cost between professional and over the counter whitening products and the time involved in treatment.
We have realized that an in-office whitening procedure performed and overseen by a dentist will be more likely to produce the most effective results. Hydrogen peroxide is the bleaching agent and main ingredient in any tooth whitening compound. The reason that a professional application is more efficient is because the formula used contains a higher strength bleaching component. The process is painless and can be completed in an hour’s time.
The benefit of a professional tooth whitening procedure may for some be overshadowed by the cost. Over the counter bleaching kits are sufficiently less expensive. But, there is a middle ground. A dentist can provide a take-home kit that can be used over two or so weeks time to produce a good result. The bleaching trays that are provided in these kits are custom fit to the patient so that the solution is kept away from sensitive gum tissue. A take-home kit is considerably less expensive than an in-office procedure. Talk to your dentist before deciding on a method of treatment.
Dr. Looze of Southlands Dental listens to the concerns of each and every one of his patients. If you’re considering tooth whitening call the office @ 720-886-0606 to consult with Dr. Looze.