Teeth whitening has many benefits, like increased self-confidence and the appearance of greater self-care. If teeth whitening is something that you are looking for, then you are aware that there are two general options to choose from. Your two options are professional teeth whitening that is completed at the dentist office and many at-home DIY teeth whitening kits. Let’s take a closer look at both of these teeth whitening options.
- Professional Teeth Whitening- A trained professional performs this kind of teeth whitening. Our dentists have access to stronger bleaches, which means that you will get whiter teeth in less time. There are several options to choose from when having your teeth professionally whitened. Which option you choose depends on how many shades whiter you want your teeth to look. The procedure is painless and relatively quick, about 45 minutes. Most patients find it relaxing to kick back and sneak away from life while they are waiting for the procedure to finish.
- Home Teeth Whitening- At-home teeth whitening kits have less hydrogen peroxide than professional teeth whitening options. This means that you will not be able to get as white of teeth from at-home options. There are several kinds of DIY teeth whitening options. Some of those options are gel strips, custom fitted whitening trays, LED whitening pens, and whitening trays that you boil. Some common complaints about these types of whitening procedures are uneven results, minimal results, takes a long time, and oral health issues.
If you are looking for whiter teeth in a convenient and fast time frame and you want a professional who has years of experience, then give our practice a call at Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry.