Updated: May 24
What’s keeping you from seeing a teeth whitening professional?
Have you heard rumors that it’s a painful process? Maybe someone told you that over-the-counter kits are your best teeth whitening option. Or perhaps you heard that whitening does more harm than good? Let’s take a brief look at the facts and debunk the top three misconceptions about teeth whitening.
Misconception #1: Teeth Whitening is Painful
Dentists and other oral healthcare experts are no strangers to the fact that many people are afraid to visit them. But as time passes and the correct information is shared, the stigma surrounding teeth whitening and oral health in general wanes. Whitening is a painless two-step cosmetic procedure involving bleaching agents and harmless laser light. Those who misuse over-the-counter kits or try bleaching agents that aren’t recommended are the ones who may suffer painful consequences.
Misconception #2: Over-the-Counter Kits Are Your Best Teeth Whitening Option
While the same bleaching agents are often used by both professionals and whitening kits, the chemicals used by professionals are more potent than the stuff from your local pharmacy. It’s the difference between filling your tank with regular or high octane — one of them is clearly more effective.
There’s also an argument to be made for convenience. Trying to get things done around the house — or even relaxing with your favorite show in the evening — isn’t very enjoyable when you have a mouthful of whitening kit that you often have to use multiple times to achieve a fraction of the desired effect. It’s far more convenient to schedule an appointment and have amazing results in an hour or two.
Misconception #3: Teeth Whitening Damages Your Teeth
Similar to the pain myth, damaging your teeth is generally a result of incorrect or overzealous do-it-yourself whitening projects. The confidENT Teeth Whitening System, exclusive to 5280 Teeth Whitening, achieves maximum results for clients who have never even tried professional whitening before, all without harmful side effects to enamel or gums.
With teeth whitening, as with many other things in life, one concept remains true — sometimes, it’s just better to leave things to the professionals.
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