Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-Home Treatments

Posted By Szikman Dental Group || 21-May-2015

Regular brushing and flossing isn’t always enough to keep stains from accumulating on your teeth. Even a healthy smile can succumb to stains from foods, soda, wine, coffee, and tea. If you’re considering teeth whitening, you’ve probably seen an array of options available, including in-home and professional treatments – but which one is right for you?

Finding the Right Whitening Solution

At-home whitening treatments may seem inexpensive and convenient but typically don’t produce the same results as professional whitening. Common forms of at-home teeth whitening include products like toothpastes, rinses, whitening strips, and boxed kits. Whitening toothpastes and rinses are by far the easiest solution, but may have difficulty removing tough stains from your teeth.

On the other hand, in-office professional whitening uses custom-fitted trays to provide better results without the daily hassle imposed by strips or rinses, which require ongoing use.

Benefits of in-office whitening:

  • Custom-fit treatment designed for your smile
  • Treatment is pain-free and avoids sensitive gums
  • Supervised by a dental professional for better results
  • Produces faster results compared to at-home whitening

What are the risks of an at-home treatment?

At-home treatments are not always dangerous, but lack the supervision of a dentist. Risk factors include unexpected sensitivity, using the products too much, and adverse reactions. With a professional treatment, you can have peace of mind knowing that a medical professional will oversee your whitening treatment, reducing the risk of pain, sensitivity, and other problems.

Schedule Your Appointment with Szikman Dental Group Today

Our Atlanta dentist has impressive experience handling all types of cosmetic dentistry, including whitening. Our staff is caring and friendly, so you can rest assured that you will always receive high-quality customer service and results. To schedule an appointment, get in touch with our office today. We look forward to hearing from you!

Categories: Dental, Whitening