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Why Professional Teeth Whitening Is a Better Option Than At-Home Products

Why Professional Teeth Whitening Is a Better Option Than At-Home Products

Stained teeth are one of the most frequently listed concerns in cosmetic dentistry. But if you’re on the hunt for whitening products, the search can be overwhelming. 

The drugstore’s dental care aisle 一 and all of its at-home whitening options 一 is so wrought with choices, some dental professionals refer to it as the “aisle of confusion.” To add to the decision fatigue, not all tooth whitening remedies are affixed with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.

If you want a brighter smile, but you’re not sure where to start, Benedict Kim, DDS, and our team at A Caring Dental Group in Cleveland, Ohio, encourage you to consider professional teeth whitening treatments. 

Here are a few reasons why professional teeth whitening at A Caring Dental Group is a better option than the at-home products on the market.

Professional treatments are more effective 

Professional treatments are more effective because they contain stronger whitening agents than the over-the-counter versions. Stronger whitening solutions in professional-grade products — whether we conduct the treatment in our office or you take our whitening trays home with you — means you can lighten the shade of your teeth faster and brighter.

Professional treatments use the most up-to-date technology 

Here at A Caring Dental Group, our in-office whitening procedure includes a gel-lined tray to bite into. The gel contains a bleaching agent and hydrogen peroxide which will brighten your smile by several shades in less than an hour.

Professional treatments are effective and safe

One of the dangers of over-the-counter whitening remedies you may be considering is that some of them can damage your gums or your enamel. 

Two recent trends 一 scrubbing with baking soda and brushing with charcoal powder 一 can harm your teeth because these materials are abrasive. The ADA reports that these are not only harsh on your teeth, but they can even make your teeth more yellow. 

When you invest in professional whitening treatments, you can rest easy knowing that we only offer safe and effective methods for whitening your teeth.

Get personalized guidance from your dentist

Not all teeth respond to whitening treatments. This includes teeth that are stained due to side effects of certain medications as well as teeth that have been treated with bonding or have a crown. 

During your whitening consultation, Dr. Kim provides customized cosmetic treatment plans based on the health of your teeth and your aesthetic goals. If our teeth whitening treatment isn’t right for you, Dr. Kimexplores other options, including veneers, which can enhance the look of even the most stubbornly stained teeth. 

In-office or take-home trays: Which is right for you? 

If you’re ready to turn a dull smile into a dazzling one, we offer two professional-grade options: take-home trays and in-office treatments. Both utilize potent whitening agents to help you brighten your teeth to your ideal shade.

The take-home trays allow you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. Within just a few weeks you can reap the sames benefits of an in office teeth whitening procedure.

To learn more about our professional teeth whitening options, schedule your consultation today. You can call our office or request an appointment online.

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