It is officially summer in Mansfield, Texas. It’s hot and the sun is shining bright. When it comes to this most sunshiny time of the year, you may be thinking that you want to update your appearance in some way. Many people choose to brighten up their smile for the season. But with all of the aisles of whitening products at the store and with all of the online videos of do-it-yourself whitening treatments, how do you know the best way to get your smile bright? Your dentist is an excellent resource for whitening your smile. Not only can your dentist provide professional-grade whitening treatments, but your dentist can also customize treatment for your smile all while keeping an eye out for potential trouble or issues. 

Pinpointing Your Needs

As stated above, there is a near endless list of options when it comes to teeth-whitening options. Your dentist knows teeth and specifically knows your teeth, so that professional opinion can certainly come in handy when deciding how to whiten your smile. Once you and your dentist have decided that whitening is the best cosmetic treatment for you (because there are situations where it might not be), you both can then pinpoint the whitening route. Your dentist can provide a customized whitening kit for you to take home and use. There is another option to get your teeth whitened right in the dental office. Your specific needs, budget, and timeline will all factor in which whitening treatment works best for you.

Dealing with Dilemmas

Tooth sensitivity is a big issue when it comes to whitening. Some whitening treatments can be quite abrasive causing the enamel to become weaker and/or gums to be irritated. Weakened enamel can make your teeth sensitive to cold, hot, or sweet foods and drinks. When working with your dentist to brighten your smile, these types of issues can be monitored and most likely avoided.

Do you want a brighter summer smile?

Your dentist can be a great resource when trying to get a brighter smile. To schedule a consultation with Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX, call 817-473-6227. We proudly welcome patients from Mansfield and the surrounding areas, including South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian, and more.