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What Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Treatments CAN’T Do for Your Teeth

A whiter smile can make you feel more confident almost instantly. But some over-the-counter whitening treatments, including teeth whitening strips, mouthwashes, and toothpastes, won’t give you the same results as professional teeth whitening will. Dentists, such as those at Meridian Dental, offer in-house teeth whitening services so that patients can get long-lasting and great-looking results they won’t be able to stop smiling about.

Still unsure about professional teeth whitening? Consider these few things that over-the-counter teeth whitening products won’t be able to accomplish like professional teeth whitening can. For more information, visit your local Wasilla dental office, Meridian Dental, serving patients in Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley.

  • Effective Results for Straight and Misaligned Smiles

Teeth-whitening strips are a popular alternative to professional teeth bleaching treatments. However, since the strips are meant to rest flat along teeth, patients with misaligned teeth won’t get the same results as patients with straight teeth. These individuals with crooked teeth may have less than optimal results if the strip can’t rest evenly on all teeth and in between tooth crevices.

  • Personalized Teeth Bleaching Treatment

Man compares the shade of his teeth with prosthetic teeth to see effects of professional teeth whitening treatmentWith professional teeth whitening, dentists can can get in those tight spaces and uniformly whiten even misaligned teeth. Your dentist will also discuss with you the shade to which you would like to bleach your teeth and evaluate how much staining there is to treat. Each treatment is personalized to the patient for improved results.

If you have tooth crowns or composite fillings, they may not bleach with over-the-counter or professional teeth whitening products. In these cases, seeking a professional treatment is usually the best course of action to match remaining teeth to the same shade as crowns, fillings, bridges, and more. Or these restorative dental products can be replaced in lighter shades to match newly bleached teeth.

  • Even Coating

These personalized solutions help ensure that all your teeth match the lighter shade you’re wanting. This even coating applies not only to your front teeth but to all teeth, unlike some whitening strips that only reach the first few teeth. If teeth aren’t whitening as they should, dentists can adjust treatment so that you get a nice even bleaching and an all-around, fantastic smile.

Also, because the solution used is much more concentrated than over-the-counter products, you get that even coating faster than you would with other treatments. Our in-house whitening program gives you improved results within just 30 minutes!.

  • Removes Stains On and Below Exterior Surface

Many stains are noticeable on the tooth’s enamel, but other stains lie deeper on parts of the tooth closer to its roots. Consulting with a cosmetic dentist can help uncover which type of staining you have and how to solve it. Several over-the-counter treatments just treat for staining on the exterior surface of the tooth. If those treatments don’t seem to be working, it may be a sign that staining also exists in other layers.

  • Great Results Without Wearing Down Enamel

Sometimes, even after boxes and boxes of teeth whitening strips, you may not see the results you would like. Continued application of these products will wear down tooth enamel, making teeth more sensitive to extremes and more susceptible to decay, cracking, and infection.

Depending on how sensitive your teeth already are, dentists can adjust the strength of the teeth bleaching solution so that it doesn’t leave your teeth feeling quite as sensitive.

Before and after shots of a man's smile with whiter teeth Should I Get My Teeth Whitened Professionally?

If you’ve ever considered whitening your teeth, there’s no time like the present to begin! You deserve a smile you’re proud to show off for an affordable cost and withedramatically superior results. Not only is treatment personalized to you and your desired goals, but those cosmetic goals can be reached sooner, last longer, and exhibit an apparent higher quality.

For patients in Wasilla and Palmer, AK and other surrounding areas, learn more about professional teeth whitening available at Meridian Dental. Contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if our program is  right for you. Let us help you reach the goals you have for your smile.

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