Often the things we love the most are most damaging to our teeth. If you need coffee to get you up and moving in the mornings or enjoy relaxing with a glass of red wine on occasion, it's possible that your teeth aren't as white as they could be. Maybe you believe it's time to whiten your teeth, but you're not sure where to start. A trip to the drug store leaves you with too many options to choose from, and commercials on TV promise unrealistic results. The possibilities could leave you spinning.
Often, the great way to whiten your teeth safely and effectively is to do so under the care of a professional dentist. Dr. Yogita Kanorwalla and the team at Vanguard Dental offer patients two teeth whitening options – in-office whitening for those who want quick results, and at-home overnight whitening trays for those who prefer a more gradual and affordable approach.
Regardless of which option you choose, you may have some questions about professional teeth whitening. Here, Dr. Kanorwalla addresses your concerns.
What's the difference between professional and over-the-counter whitening?
Patients often see better and faster results with professional whitening. The results can be customized to the exact shade you desire and, under the care of a dental professional, you can reduce or avoid side effects such as tooth or gum sensitivity.
Is it safe?
Yes! Not only has research shown that professional teeth whitening is safe and effective, it's also considered one of the easiest cosmetic improvements that you can make.
Will it hurt?
The in-office session only lasts one hour. While the whitening gel is being activated by the special light, Dr. Kanorwalla's team will make sure that you're comfortable. If you're using the at-home trays, you can be sure that they will be comfortable. The most common side effect of teeth whitening is sensitivity to cold. This sensitivity typically dissipates after one to three days following the treatment.
How long will my results last?
You'll leave the office or finish your course of at-home treatment with a significantly brighter smile. However, keeping your smile white is up to you. You will need to be diligent in your at-home care, brushing and flossing regularly and using any prescribed touch up trays as directed by Dr. Kanorwalla.
If you think professional whitening could be for you, call the office of Vanguard Dental today. Dr. Kanorwalla will assess your smile and work with you to determine the best method to whiten your teeth. Vanguard Dental serves residents of Springfield, Wilbraham, Hampden, Ludlow, East Longmeadow, Chicopee, Sixteen Acres, Indian Orchard, Belchertown, Palmer and Granby.
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