Having a white, bright smile has become the societal norm thanks to the plethora of whitening treatments available. Having a bright, beautiful smile benefits your appearance, improves your self-esteem, and helps you smile with confidence. Many of these whitening treatments are available over the counter and can be found in any major brand store. However, there is just no substitute for professional teeth whitening treatments, which are available from the cosmetic dental team at the office of Brian J. Hockel DDS.
Teeth Whitening – The Professional Difference
Having a whitening procedure done by a quality cosmetic dental practice is superior to the at-home whitening treatments commonly found in stores.
Over-the-Counter Vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
- Quality– Professional whitening treatments will produce better results that last longer. Many store-bought products only produce short-term quality results, which means you must buy and use them more often.
- Comfort– Many over-the-counter whitening products can cause increased sensitivity in teeth, unlike a professional whitening treatment.
- Safety– Teeth whitening is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. In-office whitening procedures can be designed and applied to fit your specific needs, unlike store bought whitening treatments.
A professional whitening treatment performed by a cosmetic dentist also is one of the most economical cosmetic dental treatments. Many whitening treatments can be completed in a single visit to the dentist.
Dr. Hockel and Dr. Jardine also offer at-home whitening treatments that can be applied at your convenience.
How can I avoid tooth discoloration?
Once you have a teeth whitening procedure, you want those results to last. Your teeth will gradually become yellow; this is natural and it occurs as you age and through daily eating and drinking. However, regular consumption of wine, coffee, and tea, as well as tobacco use can accelerate this discoloration process.
We also suggest drinking plenty of water on a daily basis and brushing as soon as possible following meals.
Contact us at 925-478-7776 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Hockel or Dr. Jardine and learn more about the teeth whitening options we offer at our office in Walnut Creek, California. We are eager to help you enjoy the benefits of a brighter smile!