Most people strive to have a bright white smile, but they often aren’t sure of the best way to go about achieving that goal. There are many options when it comes to teeth whitening, but going to a professional is the most effective way to accomplish it.


It is important to be informed about the process of teeth whitening before you go forward with it. Here’s a closer look at the things you may want to know about the process.


Seeing a Professional Instead of Using At-Home Products


Bleaching strength is much stronger at a dentist’s office than at-home use products. In fact, at-home products contain about 25-30 percent less than products you can receive from a dentist. This means you’ll have more success with dentist-provided products. In addition, your dentist can provide you with properly fitted trays. This allows the whitening process to be more comfortable and it makes sure it is done properly.


Teeth Whitening Won’t Last Forever


It’s important to remember that some of your daily habits can impact how long your teeth will remain white. What you eat and drink can heavily impact the longevity of your whitening.


To help keep your pearly whites white for longer remember to brush your teeth soon after consuming things like wine, coffee, tea, berries, or other food and drinks that tend to stain your teeth. If it can stain your clothes, then it will probably stain your teeth too.


Teeth Sensitivity is Normal


The teeth whitening process is safe when done properly with professional guidance. It is important to note, however, that your teeth may be sensitive after the teeth whitening process. Do not be surprised if your teeth are sensitive for a few days after the treatment.


If you are interested in whitening your teeth, set up an appointment with us today so that we can help you achieve the smile you want.