Have Over-the-counter Options Disappointed in the Past?
One common reason to seek professional smile enhancement is if over-the-counter whitening products have failed to deliver desirable results in the past. While some OTC products can lighten teeth, few are designed to create the same noticeable results as quickly as professional whitening can, and that is because professional treatment relies on prescription grade products to help effectively lighten teeth, often by eight shades or more!
Are Your Teeth Deeply, Possibly Permanently Stained?
Another benefit of seeking professional treatment through a cosmetic dentist, is that the dentist will have viable options for lightening the smile, even if the cause of the staining or discoloration proves to be permanent or intrinsic, in nature. For instance, cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers can both hide permanent staining, leading to brighter and more brilliant smiles that would otherwise be impossible to achieve.