Professional vs. Over-The-Counter Whitening
With so many over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening options available, many patients consider treating their own teeth at home. The main differences between professional and OTC whitenings are safety and results. Our dentists provide exceptional results, often in just one appointment for in-office whitenings, and we use custom trays that protect your gums from sensitivity and harsh bleaching agents. It is also important to note that some OTC whitening products like charcoal toothpaste and rubber “tooth polishers” can actually damage your enamel. For the best whitening results, come to Enamel Dentistry for personalized care.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our in-office teeth whitening can provide you with a smile that’s up to 5-10 shades whiter in just a single appointment. Once your teeth have been cleaned, one of our dentists will apply a powerful, peroxide-based whitening compound to your enamel. Then, this compound will be excited by a special UV light, boosting its whitening power. This process may be repeated several times, depending on factors like the sensitivity of your teeth and the desired brightness. Treatment typically takes less than an hour, and you’ll leave our office with superior results and a confident smile.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
We can also create take-home teeth whitening trays for a more gentle, gradual treatment. If you choose this convenient option, our dentists will send you home with a custom-made whitening tray and professional grade products that allow you to brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home. This is an ideal treatment for patients who want a more natural whitening process and who prefer not to spend time in the dentist’s chair.
The Benefits Of A Brighter Smile
- Yellowing and staining are natural signs of aging, and a white smile will make you look younger and healthier.
- You’ll feel more confident when you smile and laugh because you won't need to worry about unsightly stains.
- Teeth whitening is affordable, completely non-invasive, and offers spectacular results in a little as one appointment.