Whether you're a member of the wedding party or a guest, you'll want to look your best for the 2016 wedding season. Professional teeth whitening is an excellent way to quickly brighten and whiten your smile. Kona, HI dentist, Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka, shares some information about professional whitening.
Professional teeth whitening is quick and easy
After just one one-hour teeth whitening session, you'll see a significant difference in your teeth. If you use an over-the-counter teeth whitening kit, it may take weeks to notice a change.
Professional whitening offers better results
The hydrogen peroxide gel that your Kona dentist uses to whiten your teeth is stronger than the products used in drugstore kits, but still gentle. You can expect to see a three- to eight-shade difference in your teeth after whitening. Professional whitening results also lasts longer. While over-the-counter products brighten your teeth for weeks or months, depending on the product, professional results can last several years. You can keep your teeth looking white by avoiding or limiting foods and beverages that stain teeth, such as coffee, tea, wine, berries, popsicles and sports drinks.
Professional teeth whitening is safer
Your dentist will apply a protective barrier to your roots and gums before proceeding with your whitening session. He'll also use retractors to hold them away from your teeth, reducing the risk of irritation or sensitivity. If drugstore products don't fit well, your teeth and gums can be damaged or irritated by the whitening agent.
Professional whitening offers flexibility
If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, your dentist can give you an at-home whitening kit. He'll make molds of your teeth to ensure that the trays fit well and give you whitening gel to add to the trays. The whitening trays can also be used to touch up your teeth from time to time after your initial whitening session.
Want your smile to look extra bright in those wedding photos? Call your Kona, HI dentist, Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka, at (808) 329-0889 to schedule a professional teeth whitening treatment. Transform your smile with teeth whitening!