Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile. It is quick, affordable, and non-invasive. Though some of our patients at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no pain at all.
If you have looked into teeth whitening systems, you probably already know the basics. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.
There are many do-it-yourself whitening products available. It seems like every time you stroll down the oral care aisle at the store, there’s another one. These whitening strips and pens can whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the professional-strength solutions we use.
Teeth whitening offered at mall kiosks is risky, too. Most of these businesses have no professional oversight and the employees have little training (except instruction on how to take advantage of customers).
The section of your teeth below the gum line, if exposed, may respond differently to teeth whitener. Furthermore, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and veneers. If you use a DIY whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!
Even though it seems easy, your teeth deserve expert care. Professional teeth whitening is one of the cosmetic dentistry services offered by OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. Schedule an appointment with us today.