Teeth Whitening – At Home or In-Office?

Teeth Whitening – At Home or In-Office?

If you have discoloured teeth that are otherwise healthy, then you might benefit from a teeth whitening procedure to help you make the most of your smile.

There are a number of teeth whitening products to choose from and many can be used in the comfort of your own home. Whitening toothpastes are extremely easy to use and can be bought over the counter at any good pharmacist. However, they are only really useful if you need to remove surface stains because they generally contain a low level of peroxide-based whitening agent, plus an abrasive substance that will gently exfoliate the tooth enamel to remove minor discolouration.

If you need a stronger whitening effect, then you may prefer to purchase a whitening gel or strip, both of which contain a peroxide-based gel. Again, these can be bought over the counter, but it is very important to follow the instructions closely. The gel is applied using a brush and can take a few days for results to appear, with the effects lasting for up to four months. The strip is applied twice a day, for roughly half an hour, over the course of a fortnight; once the process is complete, the effects should also last for a few months.

One of the newer teeth whitening products available is a mouth rinse; it is used in the same manner as regular mouth rinses, but contains a peroxide-based whitening agent to help brighten teeth. It is believed that results can take some time to appear, generally around twelve weeks.

Understandably, whitening your teeth at home can only produce certain results, mainly due to the fact that over-the-counter products have less peroxide-based whitening agents in them than those available to dental hygienists. When having your teeth whitened in-office, the procedure can be combined with other elements, such as a special light, to enhance the effects of the whitening. Unlike procedures that can be carried out at home, results can be seen with just one treatment when carried out in-office and they are likely to last much longer, provided you follow the guidance given to you by your dentist.

At the Simply Smiles Practice, based in Sarasota, Florida, we offer a high quality teeth whitening service that we are exceptionally proud of. To find out more about having your teeth whitened with us, ring at 941-921-4654 and make an appointment to see Dr. Kira Gekht.

 

 

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She’s a perfectionist, something I personally appreciate!

Marcia P.

Everything was explained and the time was taken to adjust my bite where it fells natural. I felt relaxed and comfortable.

William B.

Always satisfied with Dr. Gekht and her great staff !!

Jane T.

Dr. Gekht is an amazing dentist. She takes the time to listen to the patient and then adjusts what needs done to accommodate the situation. Amazing team at her office as well.

Kim W.

Very meticulous does nice work.also is fun to be around.would highly recommend.

Theodore W.

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