Getting your teeth white and bright has become the most popular service rendered in a dental office as a cosmetic service. Reasons for bleaching range from wanting to look good for a big day such as a wedding or reunion. Looking more youthful for job interviews is becoming a more popular reason than ever for patients wanting a bright, young smile. The good news about the technology of tooth whitening is that you have choices on how to achieve your white goals! To decide which method is best for you discuss what you hope to achieve with tooth whitening and your schedule and lifestyle with your cosmetic dentist. Together you can decide which method would be most appropriate for you.

Teeth whitening options begin with over the counter whitening products are found in every grocery store, drug store and megamart. The active ingredients in these products are different form those that you would obtain in a dental office and thus the results may not be as good as one may want. This is a less expensive approach to getting white teeth but unpredictable due to the nature of the product.

For complete control over the whitening process the choice is professional teeth whitening at home using custom trays and gels provided by your Scottsdale cosmetic dentist. This method takes a little longer, the trays are worn each day for a specific period of time and the teeth are a little whiter each day. The results are completely under the control of the patient and much more predictable. This method does require diligence and patience to be effective. It also it provides the patient with the opportunity to periodically give the teeth a whitening boost.

Your experienced Scottsdale cosmetic dentist, Dr. Donald Wilcox and his team of dental professionals at Desert Smiles will be happy to answer all of your questions about dental bleaching. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation to see which method of teeth whitening can give you the smile you have always dreamed of having.

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