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It's hard not to notice a dazzling white smile -- especially when tobacco, foods, and beverages are so likely to cause unsightly stains. Keeping your teeth white can help you in many aspects of your life, but there are more effective and less effective ways to go about it. Our Riverview dentist at Inspiration Dental, Dr. Janis Milne, offers professional teeth whitening services to ensure that you get the best possible results.
Having a healthy white smile isn't just a means of appealing to personal vanity -- although there's nothing wrong with being proud of the smile you see in the mirror. Studies have revealed that whiter teeth can make you more likely to get hired for a job and to receive more pay for that job. Research also indicates that people find someone with whiter teeth both more trustworthy and more professional. Individuals with white teeth tend to feel more self-confident, which brightens their prospects both in work and in romance. This is one investment that clearly pays dividends.
While there are several do-it-yourself options for whitening your teeth, each has its own frustrating limitations. Simple "whitening toothpaste" is better at keeping newly-whitened teeth looking good that they are at actually doing the whitening. Home remedies such as baking soda and white vinegar can be harsh on tooth enamel. Over-the-counter teeth whitening strips, which contain a peroxide gel, offer no protection for the gums, cover tooth surfaces unevenly, aren't strong enough to combat tough stains.
Professional teeth whitening at Inspiration Dental is a more powerful and effective -- yet also safer and healthier -- way to get that brilliant smile. The peroxides we use are about 10 times a strong as the over-the-counter products, but they're applied only after we first apply a protective gel that spares the gum tissues from irritation. The peroxide-based gel is light-activated. Once we've added an even layer of gel to the front tooth surfaces, the light we use increases the effects of the peroxide. In this way, we can get your teeth dramatically whiter in just 1 to 2 hours.
If you still prefer to whiten your teeth at home, Inspiration Dental can help with that, too. We can provide you with Opalescence GO whitening trays. These trays, which are custom-molded to your unique teeth, can produce results in 2 to 4 hours; we also offer an overnight 8-hour home whitening option.
Ready to brighten your life by brightening your smile? Call 813-677-1200 to schedule a teeth whitening appointment with our Riverview dentist!