Not all teeth whitening products are created equal. While many whitening products like strips and toothpastes sold in stores make similar claims to a professional teeth whitening, these products cannot achieve the bright, long-lasting results that patients desire. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening with our cosmetic dentist does live up to our guests’ expectations.
How Stains Form
There are two kinds of permanent dental stains: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic stains form because of internal tooth damage or exposure to certain medications in childhood. Addressing an intrinsic stain is best done with restorative materials since teeth whitening treatments do not whiten the innermost parts of teeth.
On the other hand, teeth whitening treatments are ideal for treating the cosmetic effects of extrinsic stains, which form just below the enamel surface of teeth after exposure to dark colored foods or stain-causing habits like tobacco use.
Store Bought Products
Even though store bought products like whitening rinses, toothpastes, and strips make claims that these products can whiten permanent extrinsic stains, most people become disappointed after seeing lackluster results.
The truth is that store bought products simply do not have potent enough formulas to whiten the surfaces of teeth that stain below their enamel layer. In fact, many whitening toothpastes rely on harsh abrasives to remove surface stains. These abrasives can permanently damage tooth enamel and contribute to tooth sensitivity. Sometimes consumer-bought products have unstable formulas or are manufactured in less than desirable places, too.
Professional Teeth Whitening
If you want to enjoy long lasting, noticeable results, our team encourages scheduling a teeth whitening consultation with our cosmetic dentist. We offer safe and reliable whitening treatments that dramatically lighten the appearance of teeth without contributing to tooth sensitivity or enamel damage.
We utilize pharmaceutical-grade bleaching solutions and take precautionary measures to ensure that the structures surrounding teeth, like the gums or lips, are not aggravated by whitening formulas.
If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, give our team a call at Newton Dental Group to reserve a smile makeover consultation. We have a variety of treatment options to tackle a variety of dental imperfections.