Are you embarrassed by your dull, dingy teeth and wondering what your options are for improving the way they look? Teeth whitening is by far the most common cosmetic dentistry treatment option patients choose. And for good reasons. It is the simplest, quickest, and most affordable way to transform your smile.
At Hawkins Family Dentistry in Midlothian, VA, Dr. Alex Hawkins and Dr. Gena Neidert offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options to help you achieve a bright, beautiful smile.
As you are undoubtedly aware, hundreds of teeth whitening products are available on the market. If you are interested in the most effective treatment option, you should carefully consider your choices.
The teeth whitening options you can purchase outside the dentist’s office can seem endless. There are strips, gels, trays, toothpastes, mouthwash, and even gum sold by a variety of companies.
So, how do you know who you can trust?
While some brand names are familiar, many come from companies you may have never heard of. Doing research and reading reviews may help, but the truth is, you won’t know how effective it is until you try it for yourself.
When it comes to toothpastes that claim to whiten teeth, the truth is, they do not contain any bleaching agents. Instead, they have mild abrasives that provide surface stain removal.
If you want a bleaching agent for improved whiteness, you can go with strips or gels that may or may not come with a “one-size-fits-all” tray. The bleaching agent is usually carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, and it can lighten your teeth by approximately one shade.
However, if you are interested in the safest, most effective treatment that offers dazzling results, you should consult Hawkins Family Dentistry. Our teeth whitening products are more effective, as they are much stronger than anything you can buy at the store or online. And with our products, you can rest assured you will experience little to no gum sensitivity. Best of all, patients can achieve a smile that is up to eight shades brighter!
Because we treat you in the office with direct supervision and oversight, we are able to use a specially formulated, highly concentrated bleaching gel to rejuvenate your smile. Since the gel contains much more bleaching agent than anything you can buy, it can go deeper and remove more stains and discoloration. But don’t worry – we will take strict measures to eliminate or significantly reduce common sensitivity issues that bleaching agents can cause.
And did we mention the results are instant? In most cases, we can remove the most stubborn stains and leave you with shining pearly whites over your lunch break.
Upon completion of your treatment, we can provide you with custom-fit trays and bleaching gel so you can maintain your celebrity smile.
At first, it may seem as though the best option for at-home teeth whitening is something you can buy for yourself. After all, the things you can purchase on your own may be cheaper and seem more convenient. However, there are some important factors to consider.
The biggest question is, what kind of results are you looking for? Does a product you are considering contain a bleaching agent? If not, it will only remove surface stains. Has it been stored properly? If not, it could cause chemical changes in the product that minimize its effectiveness and increase gum sensitivity.
Furthermore, how do you apply the product? Bleaching strips are notorious for causing gum sensitivity, as it is impossible to keep them off your gums. And while trays are a better option, they come with quite a few limitations as well if they are not customized for your teeth.
At Hawkins Family Dental, you can have confidence in our bleaching products. You can also expect the best results, as only dentists can offer prescription-strength bleaching agents. In addition, we will create customized bleaching trays for you so the product remains where it should be – on your teeth and off your gums.
Don’t let the cost of professional teeth whitening get in the way of a beautiful smile. Most likely, it is more affordable than you realize. Moreover, we want you to know we care about the health and beauty of your smile, so we offer financing options to help you achieve the smile you dream of. If you are interested in upgrading your smile, give us a call at 804-897-9800 today.