Teeth Whitening: The Pros and Cons
At our office we offer both supervised in-office teeth whitening as well as whitening trays that you can use in the comfort of your own home. While 'personal makeover' programs may have helped bring whitening and other cosmetic procedures to the public's attention, the positive results of whitening speak for themselves.
Many of our patients have asked us about the pros and cons of whitening, so we are including them here.
Cons of Whitening Include:
The negatives associated with whitening are generally short term.
The results of teeth whitening are noticeable after a single visit and will be noticed by those around you. This may be a disadvantage if you are self-conscious.
Some patients experience heightened tooth sensitivity and irritation or soreness in their gums during the whitening process.
These effects dissipate shortly after the whitening process has been completed. We can test for sensitivity prior to beginning a whitening treatment.
Pros Of Whitening Include:
Whitening is safe and effective!
The long term results of increased confidence and health benefits of smiling more often far outweigh any short term discomfort.
The results of whitening are long lasting and can be maintained through take-home touch ups (included with our whitening treatment).
The bright white look of your teeth will convey a cleaner, healthier and youthful appearance. The effect has been shown to increase confidence and allow you to smile more often.
White teeth create a positive focal point for others as you speak, often leading to increased self- confidence.