Professional teeth whitening has become increasingly popular recently, especially as patients have learned that at-home kits purchased from convenience stores aren’t very effective. And since your smile is so important for self-confidence and your overall health, you want to ensure that your investment provides a bright, white smile that you will be happy to flash to others. But did you know that you can get professional teeth whitening, all in the comfort of your own home?
Why do people want whiter teeth?
Before we tell you all the great things that at-home professional teeth whitening offers, let’s explore why people want whiter teeth in the first place. As we said earlier, whiter teeth significantly boost your self-confidence. But there are other benefits too. Patients at Allred Family Dentistry have cited the following reasons for wanting white teeth:
- Improve their appearance.
- Turn back the clock on their smile.
- Put the finishing touch on newly straightened teeth.
In addition to the reasons above, people who get professional teeth whitening often get complimented by others because they seem so friendly. This is because people who get their teeth whitened seem more approachable to others. A bright white smile makes you look more personable and authentic too.
Why does professional whitening work so much better than the kits from a convenience store?
There are various at-home teeth-whitening kits that you can buy at your local convenience or grocery store. These options are cost-effective, peroxide-based strips that easily adhere to your teeth and provide varied levels of whitening, depending on what your whitening needs may be. However, these at-home kits are always going to be more diluted and less powerful than what you can get from your dentist.
You have to be careful about what you read online, too, as not all at-home kits are the same. As an example, many manufacturers claim that charcoal-based dental products have benefits in addition to whitening, such as remineralization. There are also claims that these products are antimicrobial and antifungal, but researchers haven’t been able to find enough clinical data to back up these claims. So, what are your options for teeth whitening from your dentist?
Professional in-office teeth whitening
Professional teeth whitening, such as what you can experience with Allred Family Dentistry, takes place under the supervision of an experienced and highly trained dentist. The Opalescence teeth-whitening procedure takes only an hour and occurs via a single visit to our office. It involves the application of a specially formulated gel that, when exposed to a specific type of light, penetrates the stains in your teeth, breaking them up and leaving your smile up to eight shades brighter and whiter.
Take-home teeth-whitening kits from your dentist
But, if you want that convenience of a take-home kit from your dentist, Allred Family Dentistry offers a professional whitening treatment that you can use in your own home. These take-home kits contain potassium nitrate and fluoride to strengthen and protect your teeth. The gel is manufactured so that it won’t migrate and affect your gums, and you can anticipate whiter teeth in just two weeks.
How to get the Opalescence take-home whitening kit.
If you are interested in a professional-grade, take-home tooth whitening kit, it’s best to start by scheduling a consultation with your family or cosmetic dentist. If you live or work near Griffin or Hampton, Georgia, Allred Family Dentistry can help. We’ll start by evaluating your teeth’s current condition, identifying your teeth-whitening goals, and discussing how quickly you would like to see results.
If you opt for an at-home solution, your dentist will send you home with an Opalescence home whitening kit. In your kit will be a special tray that is customized to fit over your teeth. You will also receive a powerful, prescription-strength whitening gel, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. We will provide detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day, and as we said, the gel won’t migrate to your gums. With the Opalescence take-home whitening kit from your dentist, you can see results after just one night, and within a week, you can expect a dramatic improvement, leaving you with a bright, white smile.
Allred Family Dentistry is your go-to partner for professional teeth whitening and take-home tooth whitening kits.
If you are ready to experience a smile makeover with professional teeth whitening, there is no time like the present to request an appointment with Allred Family Dentistry. Our professional, friendly team of dentists, hygienists, assistants, and administrators leverage the best in dental technology to meet your needs. Call or visit one of our two area locations today. We can’t wait to hear from you!