What type of first impression does your smile make when you greet others? Have time and bad habits slowly dulled your once brilliant smile? You don’t have to settle for a lack luster smile or dull yellow teeth, ask your dentist about professional teeth whitening. This popular form of cosmetic dentistry can help brighten your smile and whiten your teeth; virtually erasing stains that brushing can’t remove. Professional teeth whitening is a safe, non-invasive way to achieve whiter teeth and a brighter smile.
Dentists like Dr. Juban choose proven techniques and products like ZOOM teeth whitening to effectively change the brightness and whiteness of patient’s teeth from the inside out. Although there are many over the counter teeth whitening methods, your dentist will be able to provide the safest most effective way to whiten your teeth. Many over the counter products produce a wide range of results and usually do not provide the long lasting results commonly found with professionally administered teeth whitening products.
The Academy of General Dentistry recommends a thorough oral exam by your dentist when considering teeth whitening to help brighten your smile. Mostly there are upsides to whiter, brighter teeth but there are a few minor risks associated with teeth whitening. The most common side effect of whitening is tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can last one day or up to one week after whitening. Slight root damage and oral irritation can also be a side effect of teeth whitening; both are minimized if whitening is administered by a dental professional. If you have porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges or white composite fillings you should note that teeth whitening cannot change the color or appearance of existing dental procedures. Contact Juban Cowen Dental Care today for more information on professional teeth whitening.