Many individuals desire to have a pearly white smile for a variety of reasons. Naturally, teeth may not always be the “bright white” color that individuals wish for. In fact, the enamel on the teeth is what may cause your tooth to look a different shade. After a period of time, enamel can change color of the enamel or become stained for various reasons. Some may include but not limited to: genetics, aging, illness, medications, tobacco use and even staining food or drinks like coffee, tea or red wine.
Today, there are many over-the-counter whitening products available on the market, while there are also whitening treatments available in dental offices. Since these options are both out there, it may be difficult to decide which option is best to whiten your teeth. However, it should be known that receiving whitening treatments in a dental office is ultimately the best option. Since whitening products are made with peroxides, not all individuals can tolerate the concentrations of peroxides associated with these products. This is especially true for patients who have extremely sensitive teeth; whitening on your own may cause discomfort or increase tooth sensitivity due to the peroxide concentrations.
By ensuring that teeth whitening treatment is received in a dental office, a trained dental professional will be able to properly examine and supervise a patient’s teeth while whitening takes place. This benefits the patient in a way that if problems may arise during whitening treatment a dentist can adjust treatment accordingly.
Additionally, professional teeth whitening treatment generally reveals quicker results than any over-the-counter whitening methods. Usually, whitening is done within one hour at a dental office since in-office whiteners tend to be stronger. With at home treatments, it usually takes at least a couple weeks for an individual to notice any results.
Are you interested in teeth whitening in the Richmond, VA area? At River Run Dental, we offer in-office whitening for those that are longing for a pearly white smile! In our office, we are pleased to offer Zoom professional teeth whitening, which makes its way deep into the enamel unlike the over-the-counter products. We can ensure with our whitening products that you will be satisfied with effective long lasting results. Please contact our office today, (804)-409-0817 to schedule your initial whitening appointment with us.