What You Should Know About In-Office Whitening

Do you ever wish you could have a more radiant smile? Would you be surprised to learn that Americans, on average, spend more than a billion dollars every year just on store-bought teeth whitening kits? While there isn’t anything innately wrong with at-home whitening, if kits, strips, pastes, or any other whitening method is used incorrectly, you could cause damage. Fortunately, if you decide to visit your dentist you can be confident in the treatment you’ll receive.

Of course, there are other benefits to visiting your dentist. For example, over-the-store whitening kits are created to fit any mouth. While this could be good news, our dentist will create a customized tray. Because this tray will fit your smile beautifully, more of your smile will be whitened. Conversely, without a custom tray, you could have multi-colored whitening and spots on your teeth.

Similarly, if you decide to have your teeth professionally whitened, you can enjoy your results far more quickly. In fact, most professional whitenings can be done in less than two hours, while a store bought kit can take up to two weeks to yield results. And since the results may not be to your liking, visiting your dentist is generally the safer choice.

Our team at Smiles Dental can examine your smile to get you the best results possible. If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 541.673.3552. We’re excited to hear from you!