Have you been considering getting your teeth whitened but are unsure of the most effective, safe, or convenient method? Many over-the-counter options are available to you that do not require you to take time out of your busy day to visit a dentist. But does this convenience come at the cost of effectiveness? How about the safety of these products? For dental patients in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, Dr. Alyssa Fisher recommends you choose a professional whitening treatment offered by her team at Tooth Acres Dentistry. Here are some reasons why.
You have likely found yourself in a situation where you are at your local grocery or drug store looking at over-the-counter whitening products. The advertisements and promises touted on the box promise fast and reliable results for everybody. On the surface, this promise sounds great, but when you really think about it, how could that work? All of our mouths are of different shapes and sizes. Products like over-the-counter whitening trays get around this by offering a “one size fits all” whitening tray that you can boil (or microwave in some cases) and then bite into so that it molds to your smile. While this sounds like a good idea, what often happens is that the whitening tray still is not a great fit, it doesn’t touch the entire surface area of your smile, and you end up with uneven and unreliable results. You never have to worry about this with a professional take-home whitening treatment. Whitening trays from Dr. Fisher are crafted specifically for your smile, resulting in even and reliable results every time.
When you choose an over-the-counter whitening option, all the help you should plan on getting is what is included in the tiny instruction booklet that will be contained with the treatment. If you have questions outside of these instructions, you will quickly find that you are on your own. There may be a customer service number you can reach, but you will not be put in contact with any sort of dental professional. This can leave you guessing what you should do with the treatment and could even lead to you using too much of the whitening product, which could damage your teeth and gums. When you choose a professional whitening solution, either in-office or take-home from Dr. Fisher, you can rest easy knowing she will be there for you from beginning to end. Dr. Fisher is here to answer any questions and provide any instruction or guidance you may need for at-home treatment. You will always feel comfortable knowing your whitening treatment is proceeding exactly as intended.
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