The Problem With At-Home Smile Makeovers

Who doesn’t want a standout smile? We all do, and we can achieve nearly any smile goal as long as it is doable in a responsible and well-researched way. With the right techniques and professional expertise, a smile redo can be a reality. That said, it is important to trust an expert when it comes to cosmetics and other dental changes. Sure, there are lots of products out there that claim a “do-at-home” solution is safe and effective, but there is really no guarantee. There could be manufacturing issues with the item, human error while using it, and other measures not considered that can affect the user. Plus, the outcome may not be what you expected.

At-home smile makeovers seem simple and sufficient for many dental concerns, but there are plenty of pitfalls that can make the process anything from ineffective to outright harmful. There is no reason to take a chance on doing it yourself when in-office solutions are far superior. While it may take a little extra time out of your schedule to book an appointment, come in, and get treated, the effort is well worth the results. Not only will your outcome be outstanding, but the process will take place in a controlled environment.

Here at Advanced Dentistry, we pride ourselves on putting our patients first. That means we are always honest about what we can do and what you should avoid. We are all for patients using products we deem safe and sound, but when it comes to smile makeovers, we recommend you count on our team to treat your teeth just as we would our very own.

Are Home Teeth Bleaching/Whitening Kits Safe?

It all depends. There are so many brands on the market that claim to be “the best.” But when we do not know if they are ADA approved or even effective at all, it is hard to say what is actually safe. And even if they are reliable, it is still up to the user to follow the instructions. If left on too long, the teeth can become damaged and other irritation to the gums and mouth can manifest. It is just not worth the risk. Not to mention, even if used as directed, you can never know if you will have a reaction – allergic or otherwise – to the product.

Your best bet is to trust the Advanced Dentistry team to get your teeth sparkling white. You will be under our careful watch so we can make sure the process goes as it should. Additionally, the whitening power that our in-office systems can achieve far outweigh what you can buy over the counter and use at home. Come on in and we will show you what a mega-white smile can do for your overall appearance and self-esteem!

Can I Really Get Straight Teeth With A DIY Aligner?

Shifting your teeth is not something to sneeze at. It is a process that takes plenty of patience and the excellence of expertise. Doing it yourself with some sort of device that claims to be as effective as something you would have done at the dentist is not to be trusted. You could wind up with loose teeth or some other form of damage to their form or function. Looking better is not worth the worry.

If you are not exactly thrilled about the idea of getting old-fashioned and obvious metal braces, understand that there are more modern alternatives like Invisalign clear aligners you can consider. We can discuss options that can help you achieve your goals without doing it alone. You will be impressed at how these newer treatments can be so effective and easy to use. Straighter teeth take any smile to the next level.

What Is Safe To Do At Home?

Keep things basic and you will be alright. Regularly brush, floss, and rinse at home. We are happy to recommend products if you are not sure which one to choose. But when it comes to anything more, before doing anything yourself, discuss with Dr. Blank or another trusted professional. We’ll be straight with you as to what’s safe and what’s not a smart choice. Remember, a “quick” or “cheap” solution is sure to have some fine print. Don’t get caught up in trends that are too good to be true. Your teeth deserve the Advanced Dentistry treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns about at-home smile makeovers or any other dental issues, please discuss with the Advanced Dentistry team the next time you are in for a visit. Or, give us a call at (614) 399-9381. When you are an Advanced Dentistry patient, you are never alone…and you do not have to care for your own teeth at home. That is what we’re here for! We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you achieve your goals.