Is At-Home Whitening Effective?

You did your own backsplash, you can plant a garden, and you have even made your own wood shelves with thanks to Pinterest. Let’s just say that when it comes to doing things yourself, you may call yourself a professional DIYer.However, although there are somethings that you can do without a professional, there are others that simply aren’t as beneficial— such as some tooth whitening. If you have been considering trying at-home tooth whitening but just aren’t sure if it’s going to be effective, you won’t want to miss this article.

What Is At-Home Tooth Whitening Good For?

If you drink coffee every morning, have a glass of red wine on occasion, and like to eat tomato sauce here and there, then your teeth are likely a shade darker than they should be. At-home tooth whitening contains a lower dose of hydrogen peroxide (a natural bleaching agent) that is ideal for treating mild surface stains caused by food and beverages. And, because there are so many options to choose from with at-home teeth whitening, you can choose a combination of whitening strips and whitening toothpaste.

What Is Professional Whitening Good For?

One of the unique benefits of professional tooth whitening is that Dr. Nazila Bidabadi will be able to whiten your teeth to almost the exact shade of white that you want— which gives you a lot more freedom and flexibility than at-home whitening. Additionally, because professional whitening contains a higher dose of hydrogen peroxide, it can get rid of tougher tooth stains. If, however, your teeth are tinged a dark grey or brown color from medications like tetracycline, dental whitening won’t be effective, and instead, you may have to consider getting veneers.

Ready to learn more about tooth whitening? Schedule your consultation at one of our Soft Touch Dentistry locations today!

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