Tooth whitening has become a big business. On the shelves of any grocery store or drug store, you can find numerous at-home treatments to whiten your teeth, from whitening toothpastes to gel treatments applied with plastic trays. Many people choose to use this approach to whiten their teeth, assuming that the results they get will be just as effective, and less expensive, than the results they could get by visiting their dentist.
However, recent studies have shown that, while over-the-counter tooth whitening products are effective, their results are short-term. In addition, using these products often irritates the gums and causes your teeth to become overly sensitive. These side effects go away when you stop using the product, but so does the whitening benefit.
The best way to approach tooth whitening is to consult with your dentist. Not only can he provide much more powerful and effective tooth whitening methods, he can also be sure the methods are the best approach for your particular needs.
Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro use both in-office and take-home tooth whitening systems that can dramatically improve the look of your smile. To find out what tooth whitening system will give you the best results, please contact Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa, Arizona area cosmetic dentists Dr. Scott LeSueur and Dr. Charles Dodaro.