Teeth whitening from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile. It is quick and non-invasive. While some patients experience short-term sensitivity, most report no pain at all.
If you have looked into teeth whitening systems, you probably already know the essentials. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.
There are many DIY teeth bleaching systems available and it seems like new kinds appear every time you visit the dental care aisle row at the grocery store.
Tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in cosmetic dental offices. It may not be dynamic enough for your tooth stains.
We recommend extreme caution when considering a take-home tooth whitener. If you have cavities, gum recession, crowns, or veneers, you definitely need professional guidance.
The area of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may react differently to tooth whitener. Furthermore, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and veneers.
Even though teeth whitening seems straight-forward, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.
For the best results, call us at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township. People from Washington Township, Macomb, and Lakeside come to our practice for teeth whitening, just one of our cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!