When we have dark spots on our teeth, our immediate reaction is to find the best whitening solutions. Many people bypass the dentist and go straight for the at-home whitening strips and trays. However, the dark spots may not go away. Even worse, they might get larger or darker after whitening. 

If your teeth showed no improvement after at-home whitening, one of two things happened. Either you need professional whitening from your dentist or you have underlying issues that are discoloring your teeth. Whatever the case, Dr. Safarian can whiten your smile to its former glory. 

Why Should You See a Professional for Whitening?

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We often get the DIYers in our office after multiple rounds of at-home treatment. Instead of going through all that trouble, we recommend coming in for professional whitening the first time. Professional whitening can save you discomfort, time, and even money. 

First things first, let’s talk about your comfort level. Without the precision of a professional dentist, at-home whitening can be quite painful and uncomfortable. The more powerful whiteners will get all over your gums and cause discomfort. With these whitening methods, sensitive teeth may also become even more sensitive. Additionally, the less powerful whiteners make almost no difference to the color of your teeth. Because of this, these whiteners will cause more discomfort, too, since you will need to apply a large amount of product to see any results. 

At-home whiteners will also cost you time and money in the long-run. The slight difference in tooth coloration will have you buying and trying many different whitening solutions. Instead, you could visit your dentist and have beautiful pearly whites in just one visit. 

Other Reasons Your Teeth Aren’t White

If your teeth have other underlying issues, whiteners will not be the best route for you. In fact, whitening your teeth will remove your enamel and make matters worse. If you see your dentist before trying at-home tooth whitening methods, he can identify the issue and save you the trouble. Whether you have a cavity, chipped tooth, or cracked teeth, your dentist will identify and resolve the discoloration with cosmetic dentistry solutions

When you visit our dental team, we will help you decide what’s best for your smile. Whether you need fillings, dentures, or dental implants, your new smile will dazzle your family and friends. 

Your Cosmetic Dentist in Chula Vista

If you need tooth whitening services in Chula Vista or San Marcos, come visit us at Irresistible Smiles. You’ll get the bright white smile of your dreams in just one visit. Give us a call at (619) 656-6785 or schedule an appointment online.