Today's consumer is confronted with an overwhelming array of teeth whitening options. The market is flooded with numerous teeth whitening options, including do it yourself kits, toothpastes, strips, mall kiosks, and professional whitening options from their dentists. Americans spend more than $1.3 billion annually in their quest for whiter teeth.
At first glance, teeth whitening treatments seem simple and easy, which explains why consumers have accepted the trend of over the counter products and even whitening kiosks in shopping malls. Although these options may seem like an economical way to brighten a smile, in reality, you get what you pay for. Choosing these bargain methods of teeth whitening can cause disappointment, dental problems, and even health issues.
Boston's CBS News reported that without an oral health evaluation, dental problems such as gum disease and decay go undetected. The chemicals in the tooth whitening products can make these issues worse, causing the patient pain and sensitivity. The economic downturn has caused many people to skip professional dental care while trying to maintain their appearance with bargain treatments. Over the counter products can result in gum irritation and disappointing results. Worse yet, whitening treatments from unskilled technicians can lead to gums with chemical burns.
Dentists should conduct a thorough examination and review patients' dental and medical history before beginning teeth whitening treatments. They should first work on making the mouth healthy, and then provide whitening treatments. Patients can enjoy bright white teeth and a healthy smile. The products and methods of teeth whitening offered by dentists vary widely, but patient safety should be taken into consideration.
Dr. Jones takes a gentle, biological approach to teeth whitening with an at-home method. Although some dentists offer fast whitening treatments, some completed in just one hour, Dr. Jones does not want to use chemicals or techniques that are harsh or abrupt. Teeth are alive, and the doctor believes that a slow, gentle approach is a lot more sensible and in the best interest of the patient.
Home whitening results are visible in about two weeks, and since the patients have the gel and trays, they can touch up their smiles whenever they begin to darken. Put some sparkle in your smile the safe and gentle way, call (770) 464-1900, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jones today.
Social Circle Dental is a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures, while focusing on your overall health and well-being.