Over the past several years, numerous studies have been conducted that show how a beautiful smile significantly increases a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Some have even indicated that other people view individuals with attractive smiles as being more approachable and more trustworthy! Fortunately, there is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to drastically improve the appearance of your smile in no time at all – teeth whitening. Drs. Haynes, Sanderson, and Williamson are pleased to offer teeth whitening services to their patients from throughout the Monroe, LA, area.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Products
Visit virtually any drug store or large supermarket and you are bound to find a large variety of over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening products available. While it’s true that some of these products can be somewhat effective, none of them can compare with professional teeth whitening services. There are three reasons why this is true:
- Apple Dental offers ZOOM!® whitening products which are much stronger than OTC products.
- You can choose to have your teeth whitened in-office in less than an hour.
- Or you can choose to have a custom-fitted tray made specifically for your teeth, which will allow the whitening solution to more completely cover the tooth surface.
Before spending money on OTC whitening products that may or may not be effective, call our office for more information about professional teeth whitening services.
Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?
As is always the case with any dental appliance or procedure, teeth whitening may not be right for every patient. If you have a lot of dental restorations (e.g., fillings, crowns and bridges), you should know that whitening products won’t work on these restorations. Whitening is also not recommended for children, and only adults who are in good oral health should have their teeth whitened. The solution used during the teeth whitening process can increase sensitivity in a patient’s teeth, so people who have sensitive teeth to begin with may find it too uncomfortable to undergo the whitening process. Talk to your dentist to find out more information and decide whether whitening is right for you.
Contact Our Office Today
If you or a member of your family is interested in professional teeth whitening, contact our office today. We are pleased to serve families from throughout the Monroe, LA, area, and we would be happy to welcome you to our patient family!