Professional Tooth Whitening Vs. At-Home Kits

Copy of iStock 1068352386 1 When we are kids we start out with brilliant, beautiful white teeth – but we all know that they don’t stay pearly white forever. Over time they can become dingy and dull because of the foods we eat and just because of the effects of getting older. You may be tempted to try an over-the-counter whitening kit you can get at the grocery store to whiten your teeth at home – but is this really as effective as a tooth whitening procedure you can have done at the dentist’s office? 

The benefits of professional tooth whitening

Many people go out of their way to avoid a trip to the dentist, but even when it comes to a cosmetic procedure such as tooth whitening it is worth your effort to make that appointment. Here are just a few of the benefits of having your teeth whitened professionally: 

  • The solution your dentist uses is much stronger than what you can get with an at-home whitening kit. This means more noticeable results and whiter teeth.
  • Getting the procedure done at your dentist’s office can be safer. The bleaching agents used in at-home kits can seep into your gum tissue, making them sensitive or painful. Your dentist knows how to protect your gums from these agents, which should only come into contact with your teeth.
  • At-home kits can take many treatments and a lot of time before you see results. However, after just one professional treatment you can see dramatic results. It is the perfect solution if you have an important event coming up where you want to look your best.

Having white teeth is an important part of having a beautiful smile – and the confidence to show it off. If tooth whitening is still something you would prefer to do at home, Soft Touch Dentistry also offers a professional strength at-home kit. This is a good option for patients who don’t need immediate results, but it is a more effective option than what you can buy at the drugstore. Contact the Brighton office at (617) 782-9250 or the Newton office at (617) 332-8146 for an appointment today.

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