Professional Tooth Whitening Really is Better
Professional tooth whitening yields better results than over the counter tooth bleaching products. Those strips, gels, pastes, trays and rinses have a tendency to be overused, as they aren’t as strong as the professional tooth whitening products from your Midwest City dentist.
What’s the Difference Between Professional and Over the Counter Whitening?
One of the biggest differences between professional and over the counter tooth whitening is strength. Because you are buying the product without needing a prescription, it won’t be as strong. Professional teeth whitening products contain a higher level of hydrogen peroxide, which is the active ingredient in tooth whitening products.
If you use over the counter products you may also have a tendency to overdo it. People who use too much whitening product can actually damage their teeth. Dr. Julie Storm from Timberview Family Dentistry has seen some of those horror stories with patients coming into the office with chalky or almost translucent teeth. Professional tooth whitening is monitored so you won’t use too much.
Types of Professional Tooth Whitening
Your dentist in Midwest City offers two types of professional teeth whitening. In office same day teeth whitening and take home whitening. Used together or separately, professional tooth whitening really does work.
In Office Tooth Whitening
Chairside tooth whitening is completed in one dental visit brightening your smile up to ten shades. Using a special gel and activation light, chairside tooth whitening is the fast and easy way to brighten your grin. Sometimes Dr. Storm will recommend chairside whitening along with take home trays to keep your smile bright.
Take Home Tooth Whitening Trays
If you decide on home tooth whitening, Dr. Storm and her team will take a mold of your teeth. The impression is used to make your custom trays. Unlike over the counter whitening trays, these really do fit your teeth and not everyone else’s. Once you have received your trays, you will be give a prescription gel or paste to use at home nightly or as per your Midwest City dentists instructions.
If your smile isn’t as bright as you would like it to be, call or click and schedule an appointment with Timberview Family Dentistry. A brighter smile is just a phone call away make it now.