Professional Teeth Whitening vs. OTC Teeth Whitening Kits
If you are like most people, you are at least somewhat unhappy with your smile. The teeth gradually darken throughout the aging process, regardless of how much you brush and floss. If you eat certain foods and beverages such as chocolate, berries, wine, tea or coffee, your teeth are that much more likely to stain. These stains have the potential to prove unsightly to the point that they can compromise an otherwise-beautiful smile.
The question is how to best address a faded smile. If you are tempted to use an over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening kit, do not give in! The better approach is to lean on a professional for precise teeth whitening performed by a trusted industry veteran. Let's take a look at why professional teeth whitening is vastly superior to OTC teeth whitening kits.
Professional Teeth Whitening Gets rid of all Those Distracting Stains
If you were to poll those who have tried OTC teeth whitening kits and professional teeth whitening, you would find those who leaned on the professionals were ecstatic with the results. Professional teeth whitening eliminates just about every type of stain no matter what its hue, severity or location. Alternatively, OTC teeth whitening kits do not eliminate those deeply ingrained stains. Even if you don't have obvious teeth staining that can be seen from far away, it is guaranteed you have at least some staining.
Do not fuss around with whitening gels, strips, toothpaste, and OTC kits when professional teeth whitening will eliminate those annoying stains for good. You could spend hours and hundreds of dollars trying all sorts of different whitening toothpaste and other supposed teeth whitening kits only to find they lighten the hue just a bit or even do nothing at all. The bottom line is bleaching the compromised teeth in a dentist's office is the best approach to beautifying stained teeth.
The Issue of Time
OTC teeth whitening kits require you to apply them once every evening. Some such alleged solutions require application several times throughout the day. The better solution is to lean on the professionals to whiten the teeth in a careful and strategic manner at the dentist's office. This professional whitening process can take as little as an hour. You will walk in and walk out on the same day with a stunning change in your smile. Alternatively, if you prefer a tray system to whiten your teeth, our dental health team can help customize the perfect mouthpiece for you.
Obtain Just the Right Shade with Professional Teeth Whitening
Countless people have invested egregious amounts of money and time trying to whiten their teeth to no avail. Do not put yourself through the hoops and ladders required of OTC teeth whitening products. You can whiten your teeth in less time by leaning on the industry's best. The dentist knows exactly how to lighten the hue of your teeth to the perfect shade. Whether you are looking for teeth that are upwards of eight times lighter in hue or merely five times lighter in hue, the dentist will achieve the perfect shade for your unique facial aesthetic. It is nearly impossible to achieve such precision with OTC teeth whitening kits. Even if you get these kits to work, you will undoubtedly struggle to maintain just the right shade of white across posterity if you are completely self-reliant.
Once the dentist gets your teeth to the perfect color, you will have the confidence you need to be social when out and about. Your newly-whitened teeth will bolster your self-esteem, make those awkward first impressions that much smoother and ultimately make life easier. The dentist will ensure your teeth are not overly-whitened to the point that they stand out from the rest of your face. The final level of whitening should complement your skin tone and other facial nuances. Once your teeth are the right hue, you will finally feel as though you can be your true self when surrounded by others.
Professional Teeth Whitening Provides the Lasting Results Every Patient Deserves
Those who attempt to whiten their teeth with supposed OTC whitening solutions often find these treatments lighten the hue of the teeth for a short period of time. The challenge is getting the teeth to remain a lovely shade of white for weeks and months into the future. There is no sense reapplying teeth whitening gels, toothpastes, strips, and other supposed solutions on your own each night when the dentist can provide the optimal whitening in a fraction of the time. The best part is the dentist's professional teeth whitening will hold true for much longer than OTC teeth whitening kits. You can eat and drink whatever you desire after your teeth are professionally whitened without having to worry about applying another whitening gel or paste later that night.
DIY Teeth Whitening Kits are not as Safe as the Professional Approach
There is the potential for the whitening solution to leak out of DIY whitening kits and harm the gums. Do not put your gums at risk by attempting to whiten your smile on your own with OTC kits. Let the dentist handle this challenge and there won't be any risk of the bleach leaking out.
The dentist knows exactly how to approach teeth whitening without damaging adjacent gums, the tongue, the sides of the mouth, etc. Even if you read the instructions on OTC teeth whitening kits, there is the chance the product will move around after application and compromise your oral health. It is better to be safe rather than sorry by relying on a dentist who understands all the risks of teeth whitening along with the best strategies to prevent damage and discomfort.
Our teeth whitening solutions will bring out the best in your smile. Whether you are interested in teeth whitening, an oral health restoration, a cleaning or exam, we are at your service. Give us a call at (808) 877-8090 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online with our convenient contact form.