With the recent popularity of at-home whitening kits, many of our prospective clients in Long Island ask whether getting your teeth whitened at the dentist office is a worthwhile investment. Professional whitening can deliver significant improvements over DIY options in regard to both immediate and long-term results.
One of the biggest differences between using a DIY whitening kit and having your teeth whitened by an experienced professional is the focus on addressing the root causes of dental discoloration. While a whitening kit can make teeth appear cleaner, the process of having your teeth whitened by a dentist involves more comprehensive maintenance.
Before any whitening can begin, the team at Rocky Point Dentistry will work to ensure it starts with a clean slate of teeth. Your dentist will thoroughly clean your gums and teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and debris as well as filling in any cavities that need attention so that your smile is more attractive and radiant than ever before after the procedure.
Another important difference between using an at-home whitening kit and having your teeth cleaned at our offices is the tools and techniques we have access to. Whitening strips and trays may offer some short-term results, but our professional touch yields superior results in practically every aspect.
Our dentistry uses a higher grade of bleaching agent than a DIY kit, and we have the experience to ensure that it is applied and managed carefully. Our staff will closely monitor your whitening, performing an additional application if necessary to remove stubborn stains from the tooth surface while reducing the chances of post-whitening sensitivity.
During your procedure our dentists will fit you with a rubber shield known as a dental dam to protect your gums before applying the bleaching agent. Once the bleaching agent has begun to take effect, we can optimize the results with a high powered laser to give you a brilliant and natural looking finished product.
We will evaluate you after the procedure to develop an individualized action plan for maintaining your results, such as what foods and activities you should avoid to keep your smile stunning.
In the rare event that there is any adverse reaction to the process such as gum irritation in sensitive patients or an allergy to the bleaching agent, the value of our experience shines. Our staff can quickly address any issues that arise with your whitening procedure because the satisfaction of those who trust their teeth to us is always paramount.
Our Long Island teeth whitening procedures, including advanced Sinsational Smiles® technology, continue to stand as the most effective option for individuals in Suffolk County and beyond looking for the most sustainable results. Contact the experienced staff at Rocky Point Dentistry for a free consultation on our professional whitening services.
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