Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) January 20, 2013
Dr. Randy McCormick improves teeth whitening with professional products, which are more efficient than over-the-counter whitening agents. Teeth can become discolored for a variety of reasons such as food and drink; coffee, tea and red wine are a few examples of things that can discolor teeth over time. Usage of tobacco is a big contributor to discolored teeth. Even some medications a person took when they were children or young adults can contribute to teeth that are not white. Because a smile is an important part of a one's personality, many people seek teeth whitening treatments from a cosmetic dentist.
There are a number of differences between the teeth whitening products that can be found over-the-counter or online and those offered in a dentist's office. One of the biggest factors is how strong the bleaching agent they contain is. Most whitening products on the general market contain somewhere between 10 percent and 22 percent of the agent used to bleach teeth. Products obtained from a cosmetic dentist will usually contain between 15 percent and 43 percent of the agent.
Another difference is the way the mouth trays fit. Bleaching trays purchased at the pharmacy or online cannot fit individual mouths accurately. Visiting Dr. McCormick, an impression of the mouth is taken and the trays are created especially for the individual and fit perfectly. Some of these products can produce irritation or sensitivity, and a dentist can help protect a patient from these issues.
The biggest difference is the fact that the cosmetic dentist will work with a patient's individual situation and determine the reason for the discoloration. This allows him to help the patient select the best teeth whitening solution for his or her individual needs. Depending on the cause of discoloration, different methods and solutions will be more effective. The in-office treatment is often the fastest way to visibly whiter teeth, but many people prefer to be more active in their treatment and use the solution and trays that can be taken home. More information about the treatments Dr. McCormick offers can be found at http://www.gumdiseasetulsa.com.
Randy McCormick, DDS, PC, INC is a general dentist offering patients personalized dental care for Tulsa, OK with over 12 years of dental experience. Dr. McCormick received his Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He then came to Tulsa and joined his father in practice for two years. In 2001 Dr. McCormick began his individual practice with an emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry in Midtown. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Randy McCormick, DDS, PC, INC and his dental services visit his website at http://www.gumdiseasetulsa.com.