Your smile is often one of the first things others notice about you. A beautiful, white smile can make a great first impression and transform your confidence. Thankfully, achieving a brighter smile is accessible with a variety of teeth whitening methods. Dr. Robert Burks is pleased to provide the following information on at-home teeth whitening to educate and inform our patients on the best and safest ways to whiten teeth.
Today, there are many products available on the market for the use of whitening teeth, including trays, whitening strips, gels, and others. These whitening kits are affordable, discreet, and can be done at your convenience. They produce results, but often only work for surface stains, and fail to fully whiten your teeth. Over-the-counter whitening methods do come with some drawbacks. The gel that is used in many whitening kits is either weak and will require a much longer time to see results, or extremely powerful and unsafe to use. They also may cause discomfort and irritation to the gums. Keep this in mind when considering whitening your teeth on your own.
Charcoal, lemons, strawberries—what do these have in common? They are all used as DIY-whitening methods. There have been many trends for natural teeth whitening over the years. The acidity of lemons and strawberries strips the teeth of enamel, which can remove surface stains. However, using these acidic fruits to whiten your teeth is dangerous as it leaves your teeth without their protective outer layer. Charcoal is another recent trend in teeth whitening, but it hasn’t been professionally tested or approved for use, and there is no proof that it actually works. Stay away from DIY whitening methods, as they are not formulated by professionals, and can damage your smile.
With cosmetic dentistry, you’ll receive incredible results in a safe, easy, and effective way. Our in-office whitening can get your smile three to eight shades whiter in only one hour! For our patients who prefer the convenience of DIY methods but still wish to have the quality of professional treatment, we are pleased to offer at-home whitening, which produces the same incredible results in just a few weeks. In addition to these benefits, professional teeth whitening by your cosmetic dental professional is much healthier for your smile. Because our treatments are formulated by experts in the dental field, they are able to preserve and care for your teeth and gums. We recommend choosing professional whitening over a DIY method or over-the-counter kit, for the stunning results, the quick treatment time, and the health of your smile.
Dr. Robert Burks is proud to offer a variety of cosmetic dental services, including professional teeth whitening. If you’re ready to achieve a stunning new smile, reserve an appointment with us today. Or, if you have any questions about teeth whitening, or anything related to cosmetic dentistry in Winter Springs, we welcome you to contact us. We can’t wait to give you the smile of your dreams!