By James P. Watts, DMD
March 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Store-bought tooth whitening pastes and strips may give your smile a little boost, but teeth whitening done by your dentist can produce teeth whiteningsome truly amazing results in a very short period of time. Dr. James Watts offers this in-demand cosmetic treatment at his Mystic, CT dentist office. Here are a few things to consider when you’re deciding if professional whitening is right for you.

You're Unhappy With Your Smile
If you’ve noticed that your teeth have changed in color and it’s causing you to hesitate to smile  around  other people, then professional teeth whitening may be right for you. You should be happy with the way your teeth look and never feel intimidated in social settings. It only takes about an hour to remove years of dental stains and discoloration when you go to the dentist.

You Have Extrinsic Stains
If the discoloration and staining of your teeth  is  extrinsic (the stains are on the outer layer of the tooth) then professional tooth whitening may be right for you. These stains usually form because of the foods you and the beverages you drink. Dental bleaching solutions are most effective at whitening the outer enamel. 

You Tried Other Whitening Methods That Didn’t Work
If you have tried to whiten your teeth with over the counter products, but your teeth are still dull and yellow, you should talk to your Mystic, CT dentist about professional teeth whitening. Dentists have access to prescription-grade bleaching solutions that are far superior to what you can buy at the store.

You Have Gum Sensitivities
Some people have sensitive gums, which can make it more difficult to use teeth whitening products. The best part about seeing a dentist for teeth whitening is that the procedure will be done safely and carefully. So if you have gum sensitivities, leave the whitening process to a professional.

Teeth Whitening Can Work for You
If you want to have a smile that’s up to eight shades brighter and will stay beautiful for years, see a dentist for a teeth whitening session. Call (860) 536-6446 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Watts at his office in Mystic, CT.