The History of Dentistry

The History of Dentistry

Reasons You Should Consider Getting Your Teeth Whitening Done Professionally

Regina Carlson

At some point, you may have considered whitening your teeth. It can be a bit daunting when it comes to deciding on the best teeth whitening options. You could find yourself stuck between using at-home products and having an in-office, professional bleaching. Before you make a decision, here are a few reasons why a professional should whiten your teeth.

You Will Benefit From Your Dentist's Expertise

Generally, teeth whitening is more effective if you are using a strong peroxide solution. A better whitening solution applied to teeth yields excellent results, all in a short time. Your teeth become dehydrated when tooth whitening gel is applied for an extended period causing increased tooth sensitivity.

It can lead to other dental issues, which are among the reasons why you should consider professional whitening. Perhaps one of the most notable perks of in-house whitening is the careful observation from an expert, and the dentist does the procedure to ensure everything works smoothly.

Whitening Is Quicker with a Professional

Say you've already made a decision that you want to proceed with teeth whitening. You have two options; doing it yourself at home or seeing a professional who will do it for you at their offices. However, it is advisable that you first schedule a meeting with your dentist and go over the critical considerations of the two options.

One crucial factor to keep in mind is that when whitening of your teeth is done by a professional, you get results quicker than you would be doing it from home. Dentists make use of light and heating mechanisms to further add to the effects of the more reliable peroxide solution.

The result is that teeth will appear up to eight times brighter. The whole process requires that you make these in-office visits severally for an hour or so. Some professionals exploit more intensive techniques that allow you to only visit them once for about two hours.  

Your Dentist Prioritises Dental Health

In addition to the whitening procedure, your dentist will proceed to clean your gums and teeth. They do this to make sure that your mouth is free of plaque and cavities. This is an excellent example of why you should have a professional whiten your teeth.

Your dental health is attended to while at the same time, ensuring that you don't experience discomfort for long-lasting results.

To learn more, reach out to a local cosmetic dentist.


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The History of Dentistry

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stories about the past. Whether the stories were about horses, wars, exploration or even dentistry, I loved to hear them. I find that knowing the history of something helps it to make sense and feel approachable. I know that some people have dental anxiety, and I too have suffered, but I also feel like the more you know about dental work and its history, the easier it is. This blog is dedicated to exploring the history of dentistry – What did ancient people use for fillings? How did early dentists numb their patients? Who was the first dentist? Those are just some of the questions I plan to answer here. Ready? Okay, let's dive into the history of dentistry together!