Teeth Whitening Before the Holidays
Posted on 11/29/2021
Polished Dental logo

Teeth whitening is more than just a white smile. You gain the confidence to smile and laugh with friends and family, and take pictures with that same confidence. Do you want your smile confidence back? There are options available to get that white smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening Kits vs Professional Teeth Whitening

While over-the-counter teeth whitening kits are typically less costly, the results achieved with even one visit to our office are far better and involve less risk when done by a professional. Both of these options involve hydrogen peroxide, which is a bleaching agent. When done by a professional, a higher concentration of peroxide is used, which whitens your teeth better and in a shorter amount of time. Over-the-counter kits take weeks or even months to achieve results. Teeth whitening done by a professional can give you results in as quickly as an hour. Another advantage of getting your teeth whitened by a professional is the treatment oversight you receive before, during, and after your appointment to achieve optimal results.

Professional Teeth Whitening Options

It’s important to understand that before you begin whitening treatments in our office, we perform a complete exam to determine what method is safest. This will reveal whether you have an underlying condition (such as a root canal problem) that is causing tooth discoloration, and needs to be treated first. Then, you may have the option to get in-office treatments using the most powerful bleaching gels, or use custom-made trays and gel for at-home treatments. Both are safe and effective when supervised by our office — the main difference is that in-office treatments work faster.

Whitening Trays and Gel

Whitening trays and gel is one method that removes surface stains and focuses on lightening the overall color. With this option, you can place these in at home and go at your own pace. Results could take anywhere from three days to weeks before they are noticed. Trays and gels purchased at our office are safer and will yield faster results since they are custom made to fit your teeth and the solutions have stronger bleaching agents.

Considering the risks with over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments and the numerous advantages and options of teeth whitening by a professional, the better option is clear. Whitening treatments in our office is the fastest and safest way to achieve the maximum level of whitening available. Contact us today to request a teeth whitening consultation.