If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the essential first step is to opt for a whitening method. It may seem like there is a multitude of options, but it’s important to remember that they all employ a peroxide-based whitening solution. The difference lies in the strength of the bleaching solution and method of delivery. In-office whitening procedures generally use a solution with a relatively higher concentration of peroxide. In other words, professional tooth whitening in tarpon springs is stronger.
Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
- Generally less expensive
- Doesn’t require a trip to your Palm Harbor dentist
- May cause less tooth sensitivity and pain
At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
- Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightning
- Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
- Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
- Same day results
- Administered by a dental professional
- Gum tissue is protected
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
- More expensive that at-home treatments
Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from a professional tooth whitening in tarpon springs, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of professional tooth whitening in tarpon springs and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.
Beware Non-Professional Teeth Bleaching Kiosks
A few years ago during the height of the tooth-whitening craze, teeth whitening kiosks starting popping up in Trinity area malls. Though some have closed their doors, a few remain in business. We urge patients to avoid these establishments. There is little regulatory oversight and customers have no guarantee of the safety of their services or the qualifications of their employees. As always, it is critical to only trust your smile to dental professionals.
Prestige Dentistry advises patients to meet with their Palm Harbor dentist before starting any tooth bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your dentist know if tooth whitening will deliver the results you are seeking. This is especially critical when you have tetracycline stains or multiple restorations. We also offer other dental services such as sleep apnea treatment and TMJ treatment.
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