Unlock Your Brightest Smile: Benefits of In-Office Whitening

In a world where convenience and comfort are paramount, achieving a radiant smile has never been easier.

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How often do you look in the mirror and practice smiling prior to an interview, a date or even a special event? Have you ever wondered why we do these things?

Well, the simple answer is first impressions matter. A bright, radiant smile can make all the difference.

This understanding goes as far back as over 4000 years. The Egyptians were among the first to discover a way to make an impact with their first impressions. It wasn’t just about the bold eyeliner we see them wearing on the hieroglyphs, or the elaborate outfits, they were also whitening their teeth! They accomplished this by rubbing their teeth with a mixture of vinegar and ground pumice. This may not have been the easiest or most comfortable method, but for them it worked.

Let’s take a look at the options that are available to us today:

  • Store Bought Whitening Strips
  • Professional Take-home Whitening Kits
  • In-office Professional Whitening Sessions

With so many options to choose from, how do you know that you are making the right choice for your teeth?

The first step is to always consult with a professional on what will offer the most benefits to your given situation. At Honce Dentistry we are excited to offer our patients In-Office Professional Whitening Sessions. Unlike the times of the past, we live in a world where convenience and comfort are paramount.

We strive to offer the latest technologies in all the services we provide and it is no different with the Philips In-office Zoom Whitening.

Why should I pick this option?

1. Immediate results: In-office whitening sessions usually are less than an hour with results that show significant colour. As a comparison, most take home whitening products will take multiple days/weeks to achieve significant results.

2.  Precise treatment: Crest WhiteStrips and others, struggle with containing the gel uniformly on just the teeth.  Most of these systems have to use a much weaker bleaching gel because invariably some of the bleach will spill out onto the more sensitive areas, such as roots and gums.   Dentists can tailor their patients’ treatment, using special block out barriers to contain the gel to specific areas of where whitening is wanted, while preventing it from going onto sensitive areas where you don’t.

3.  Whiter teeth: In-office procedures typically use much stronger whitening agents than over-the-counter products and toothpastes, leading to more effective and long-lasting whiter teeth.  As well, many systems utilize certain wavelengths of light to activate the whitening gel for even better results.  The result is that in-office whitening can raise tooth color by up to eight shades in less than an hour.

4.  Safe and supervised: Having the procedure done by a professional ensures that it is conducted safely and minimizes the risk of complications.

5.  Professional assessment: Dentists can evaluate your oral health and determine if teeth whitening is suitable for you, addressing any concerns beforehand.

6.  Reduced sensitivity: Dentists can use desensitizing agents or techniques to minimize tooth sensitivity, which is a common side effect of whitening treatments.

7.  Overall Cost benefit:  You’ve heard the adage “quality over quantity”?  Well this goes perfectly in line with the benefits of in-office whitening.  Generally, the cost of repeat buying of over the counter whitening products that are needed to get you up to an equivalent whitening level with a typically priced in-office treatment is usually greater in the long run.

So there you have it. The benefits of accessing in-office bleaching include better bleach, better technique, and better results for patients just like you.