If you want a sparkling white smile, you’ve probably tried at-home
whitening solutions. After all, they’re convenient and affordable.
Professional whitening services, however, have many benefits. Our Austell cosmetic dentists share the
differences between an at-home whitening kit and a professional whitening
At-Home Whitening Kits
These kits are available in drugstores and big box stores nationwide, making
them an easily accessible option for many people. There’s a variety
of different at-home whitening products, including tooth pastes, rinses,
gel strips, and whitening trays.
Pros: These whitening products are easy to find and affordable for many people
looking to brighten up their smile. They can be simple to use, too. At-home
kits are great for maintaining your smile after a professional whitening
kit or for lifting light stains.
Cons: Whitening products intended for at-home uses aren’t as effective
as professional treatments. They also can cause gum irritation, leave
the spaces between your teeth untreated, and can cause tooth sensitivity.
Professional Whitening Treatments
Our dentists can help you safely brighten your smile with a professional
whitening treatment. The whitening method that we offer in our office
includes custom whitening trays that are worn 1-2 hours per day until
the desired shade is achieved.
Pros: Professional whitening treatments are carefully controlled by a trained
professional, which reduces the chances of irritation, overtreatment,
or poor results. These treatments also can offer better, more noticeable
results—which is wonderful if you’re looking for a fast fix.
If you have sensitive teeth or dental health concerns, our dentists can
advise you as to the best options for a brighter smile.
Cons: Professional whitening services are more expensive than the whitening treatments
available for at-home use. You will need an appointment, which can make
it more difficult to squeeze a whitening session into your daily routine, too.
Why Whiten Your Teeth?
If you find yourself hiding your smile because you’re self-conscious
of yellowed or stained teeth, whitening can help you feel more confident.
Even if you have excellent oral hygiene, your teeth can become stained.
Drinking coffee or tea is one common cause of tooth stains, as is smoking.
Bleaching your teeth with a peroxide solution can address the stained surfaces
of your teeth and prevent stains from reoccurring. Whitening products
can also be an important part of maintaining your smile’s beauty.
Whether you choose to try at-home whiteners or you visit our Austell cosmetic
dentists for a professional whitening treatment, you deserve to love your
smile! Our team at Austell Dental Associates offers all the
services you and your family need for a healthy smile, from general cleaning and
dental care to cosmetic procedures like veneers and whitening. Schedule
an appointment to discuss your oral healthcare needs with our experienced dentists.
Contact our offices
today when you call (770) 467-3888.