Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist On Professional Teeth Whitening Vs. Over-the-Counter Solutions
Posted on September 21, 2015 in
Beverly Hills, CA – Professional teeth whitening procedures have become popular options in dentists’ offices across America, helping many individuals achieve a whiter, brighter smile. There is also a variety of over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions available in local supermarkets and drugstores, and new products seem to be hitting the shelves in ever greater numbers. Dr. Michael Kosdon, a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills who also has an office in New York City, says there are some important distinctions between in-office treatments and store-bought solutions that people should be aware of before they decide which option is right for their needs.
Dr. Kosdon says many factors can contribute to yellowing and staining of the teeth, including consumption of beverages such as coffee and red wine, tobacco use, and even just the natural process of aging. He notes that a teeth whitening procedure performed at a dentist’s office utilizes advanced bleaching agents and high-grade whitening solutions to provide patients with significant results. The process oxygenates the teeth to create a whiter appearance, and can ultimately make them several shades lighter.
While some of the more advanced over-the-counter solutions can sometimes provide an effective result, Dr. Kosdon says, the bleaching solution in these products are often of a lower grade when compared to professional teeth whitening procedures, and therefore the effects may not be as noticeable. Plus, he says it can take weeks for the results of an over-the-counter whitening treatment to become apparent, whereas in-office treatments typically offer patients near-instantaneous and often much longer-lasting teeth whitening results.
Professional dental supervision, protection of the gums from the bleaching solution, and a fully customized treatment are just a few of the benefits associated with an in-office whitening procedure, Dr. Kosdon says. He notes that he offers professional at-home whitening kits in addition to full in-office procedures at his practice, and even those can be preferable to store-bought options because the trays are custom-designed for the best possible fit along the patient’s teeth, as opposed to the one-size-fits-all trays found in an over-the-counter solution.
Overall, Dr. Kosdon believes professional teeth whitening procedures can be true investments in one’s smile. He says treatment from an experienced dentist can often be the best way to achieve significant teeth whitening results that last for long periods of time.
About Michael Kosdon, DDS
Dr. Michael Kosdon is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He received his dental degree from the USC School of Dentistry, and pursued continuing education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Kosdon is known as a leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry. In addition to teeth whitening, his practices in Beverly Hills and New York City offer a full range of advanced treatment options, including porcelain veneers, dental implants, and the Smile Facelift® – a popular procedure invented by Dr. Kosdon himself. He is available for interview upon request.
To learn more about Dr. Kosdon, please visit drkosdon.com or facebook.com/pages/Michael-Kosdon-DDS/1388721344705373.
Michael D. Kosdon, DDS
Beverly Hills Office:
465 N Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
New York Office:
150 East 58th Street
8th Floor Annex
New York, NY 10155