Is Professional Teeth Whitening Worth It?
Yes! Over-the-counter teeth-whitening solutions can remove some stains, but for the best results, professional teeth-whitening is the way to go. Store-bought solutions do, however, operate on the same basic principle. The idea is to clean and bleach the tooth in a manner that doesn’t damage the enamel while whitening the tooth for a better overall look. Over-the-counter gels, strips, toothpaste, and mouthwashes contain a small percentage of the bleaching chemicals that you will find at a professional dentist. Not only are our gels stronger than store-bought solutions, the efficacy is increased by the method in which it is applied.
Dental whitening treatments are safer as well. One of the reasons that store-bought solutions are weaker than professional ones is that some individuals may have a bad reaction to the bleach or use too much of it. Professional dentists know what they’re doing making the process safer and the results better.
Did you know that store-bought whitening products offer various strengths of the bleaching agent? While none of these will have as high a concentration as what you’ll find in a dentist’s office, if customers purchase different products at varying strengths, chances are their teeth can whiten unevenly.