After all, aren’t there loads of products available online or over the counter promising to perfectly whiten teeth? And aren’t they considerably cheaper than visiting the dentist?
At Reno Dental Associates, we believe that it’s crucial to consult a professional dentist before embarking on any kind of teeth whitening treatment.
A cosmetic dentist will only use whitening products that are tried, tested and known to be safe. Whitening products used by dental clinics, including our Reno Dental Associates practice, are well known for their high quality and trustworthiness. They have also been subjected to intensive testing before being deemed safe to use.
While it’s true that there are many products available online and from stores that claim to give you whiter teeth at a fraction of the cost of visiting a professional clinic; this comes with a caveat. They’re very unlikely to have been tested as comprehensively as those used by the cosmetic dentists at a professional practice.
In a best-case scenario, these untested, unapproved products simply won’t have an effect. You will have wasted both money and time, and your teeth will still be stained. However, the worst-case scenario is far more worrying. Some of these unregulated products can be dangerous, especially without a professional dentist’s instructions on how to use them properly. They can increase tooth sensitivity or even permanently damage your teeth, gums or mouth. We’re sure you’ll agree that it just isn’t worth the risk to save a bit of money.
As with any cosmetic dental procedure, teeth whitening should only be carried out on normal, healthy teeth. When you come for a consultation with a cosmetic dentist at our Reno Dental Associates clinic, they will first examine your teeth, and treat any problems such as cavities or gum disease before starting whitening treatment. This helps decrease the risk of sensitivity during treatment, and ensures the finished result is exactly as you hope.
Reno Dental Associates offers two teeth whitening options: in-office whitening from a cosmetic dentist here in the clinic, and tray whitening using special, custom-made teeth whitening trays which you can do at home. The first option is more expensive but offers instant results, while the second option is more affordable but takes longer. Our highly trained and experienced cosmetic dentists will talk you through both options to help you decide which is the best one for you.
Call us today on 775.786.3400 and we will be glad to assist you. Keep smiling!