Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile in Elgin. It is quick, affordable, and non-invasive. Though some Elgin cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.
If you have looked into Elgin teeth whitening, 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 DIY tooth bleaching products available in Elgin and it seems like new ones appear every time you visit the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery or drug store.
These Elgin tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in Elgin cosmetic dental offices. It may not be strong enough for your tooth stains.
Tooth bleaching offered at Elgin mall kiosks is risky, also. Most of these teeth whitening businesses have no professional oversight and the employees have little dental training. (Except instruction on how to take advantage of customer naivety.)
Dr. David Rice recommends that you use extreme caution when considering a take-home tooth whitener. If you have tooth decay, gum recession, dental crowns, or veneers, you should deal with these issues before you whiten your teeth.
The portion of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may respond differently to tooth whitener. Likewise, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and dental veneers. If you use a DIY tooth whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you should probably hope it doesn’t whiten too much–you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!
Even though Elgin tooth bleaching seems fairly straightforward, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.
Schedule an Elgin tooth bleaching evaluation with our dentist before you waste your money on more Crest White Strips. We can be reached at 847-741-2353.