Why Professional Teeth Whitening Kits Outperform OTC Products
You’re preparing for an upcoming wedding and want to look and feel your best. But the smile you see in the mirror is looking a little dull and tired, making you appear older than you are.
You think an over-the-counter teeth whitening kit will be an easy and affordable solution, so you visit your drug store and check out the oral care aisle. You are immediately overwhelmed by the array of choices; how do you know which is the right one for you?
The answer is none of them! At our Bonita Springs office, we provide professional teeth whitening kits that are superior in many ways to OTC products. The fact is that you can spend a lot of time and money on drugstore kits and still not achieve the results of professional whitening. Here’s why.
Over-the-counter brands contain a fraction of the whitening agent contained in those supplied by your dentist. The lower the concentration, the more people can safely use it.
Since your dentist supervises a professional treatment, they can safely use a higher concentration of whiteners to produce the fastest, most dramatic results.
Safety and Comfort
The most significant concern people have about teeth whitening is sensitivity. One problem with OTC products is that they use a generic whitening tray that doesn't protect tender gum tissue.
A professional take-home kit, on the other hand, is that the whitening tray is customized for you using impressions of your teeth. The close fit prevents the gel from seeping out under the tray and irritating your gums and also delivers consistent results.
Because of the low concentration of whiteners in OTC products, you can spend a lot of time and money and still not achieve the dramatic results of a professional take-home kit.
Professional products produce reliable results, and most patients see a smile that’s about six shades brighter. Of course, results vary, but the advantage of having your whitening supervised by your dentist is that if you aren’t happy with the results, you have someone to turn to who can help.
Please Call Us to Arrange an Appointment
If you are in Bonita Springs and would like more information about custom teeth whitening, please send us an email or call our office at (239) 301-2713 to arrange an appointment.