Is there something you dislike about your smile? If you’re like million of other adults, the answer to that question may be as simple as the fact that you dislike the fact that your smile is not as white as it once was.

Luckily there’s a simple solution to that problem. At Panama City Smiles in Panama City, FL, we’re proud to offer professional teeth whitening at our comfortable and modern office. We perform this cosmetic dentistry procedure quite a bit and there’s a reason for that.

In fact there’s a few reasons for that! In today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to look at three reasons why patients choose to undergo professional teeth whitening. Let’s get started!

Reason #1: Your Teeth Aren’t As White As They Used to Be

Your teeth can become stained or discolored by any number of things. First and foremost, your teeth simply become less resistant to staining as you age as an unavoidable consequence of your enamel beginning to thin. Certain prescription medications can also contribute to the discoloration of your teeth.That means that foods you used to eat without consequence may now begin staining your teeth.

As a general rule of thumb, foods that can stain your hands can also stain your teeth. That means that many fruits can darken your smile. Your teeth can also become stained as a result of the beverages you drink from the beginning of the day to the end of the day. Your morning cup of coffee and evening glass of red wine are both filled with natural dyes and tannins that can stain your teeth. Even sodas can discolor your teeth with their artificial dyes and acidic nature.

Regular brushing can help lessen some of the stains, but sometimes that’s simply not enough to clean your teeth. Luckily, professional teeth whitening is effective for most people over the age of 14. If you have tooth decay or gum disease, we will need to treat that before you undergo professional whitening. Your dentist can help you determine if professional teeth whitening is the right cosmetic dentistry treatment for you.

Reason #2: Professional Teeth Whitening is Superior to Over-the-Counter Whitening Products

Many patients come to Panama City Smiles in Panama City, FL, after they’ve tried over-the-counter whitening treatments. They often tell us that these whitening treatments — found in pharmacies, grocery stores, and even on Groupon — were simply ineffective or actually irritated their gums. That’s some discomfort, expense, and inconvenience you can avoid altogether with professional teeth whitening!

Over-the-counter teeth whitening methods are often ineffective because they simply don’t contain powerful enough whitening ingredients. That means you could be waiting months to see any kind of result from your whitening treatment! Think of all the expensive products you’ll have to buy to see those disappointing results! Professional teeth whitening uses prescription-strength whitening gel to deliver outstanding results more quickly.

Another reason that over-the-counter teeth whitening products are ineffective is that they generally use loose fitting whitening trays. These trays allow the whitening gel to escape the trays and irritate your gums! Our professional whitening treatment uses customized trays which lock in the whitening gel so there’s no irritation to your gums, plus the gel is formulated with a desensitizing ingredient to prevent any sensitivity in your teeth. And Dr. Patel supervises the process so there’s no risk of discomfort or pain!

Reason #3: You Can Get a Brilliantly White Smile in Just Two Weeks

Undergoing professional teeth whitening is a quick and easy process. We start by taking impressions of your teeth to create customized whitening trays. When your new whitening trays are prepared, you’ll return to our office to pick them up along with your professional strength whitening gel. We’ll then ensure a perfect fit during a quick visit.

Then you simply fill your whitening trays with the whitening gel and wear them while you sleep. The trays hold the whitening gel in place while you sleep but are comfortable enough that’ll you forget that you’re even wearing them! Then you simply repeat this process for about two weeks. When you’re finished, you’ll have a brilliantly white smile! It’s that simple.

Are you ready for your new smile? Then contact Panama City Smiles in Panama City, FL, today! Professional teeth whitening is an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that can benefit the smiles of almost anyone! To learn more, give our office a call at (850) 588-0185 or use this online form.