A brighter smile is just around the corner.

It can improve your mood, boost your immune system, and even make you look more attractive to other people if you smile a lot. If someone has stained teeth, they might hide their pearly whites. Whitening your teeth can make a big difference in how your smile looks and boost your self-esteem. There are many different ways to whiten your teeth to get the smile you want.

In-Office Whitening Treatment

People who get in-office whitening treatments get great results in a short amount of time. This treatment is only done by a dentist and you don’t have to do anything. For 30-60 minutes, a whitening solution will be put on the surface of your teeth by your dentist.

When your teeth are the right shade, your dentist will then rinse off the solution. Some people have sensitive teeth afterward, so your dentist may apply fluoride to the teeth after treatment to make the enamel more durable. If you want to get the color you want, it may take a while.

Using in-office whitening treatments can cost more than using in-home whitening kits, but many patients prefer this method because of the great results and how little effort the patient has to put into their own teeth.

Benefits of In-Office Whitening Treatments

  • No work required from the patient
  • Reliable treatments
  • Quick results

Professional At-Home Whitening Kits

Another good way to get a whiter smile is to use professional at-home whitening treatments. This is what your dentist will do to make custom-fitting trays that will help you whiten your teeth. They will be ready in a few days, and you can pick them up then! People at the office will also give you a solution to whiten your teeth when you come in to pick up your trays. A member of the staff will show you how to use your whitening kit for the best results, and they will help you.

It’s also great that the trays can be reused. There are still trays if you want to whiten your teeth at some point, so you can still use them. When your dentist gives you more whitening solutions, all you have to do is ask for more syringes.

Benefits of Professional At-Home Whitening Kits

  • Convenient, use on your own time!
  • Reliable results
  • Stronger whitening power than whitening strips

Teeth Whitening Strips

Over the last decade, teeth-whitening strips have become more popular. They can be found at most drug stores. They are easy to use and only need to be left on for 5-30 minutes at a time. They can be cheaper than other ways to whiten your teeth.

There are some downsides to whitening strips, but they are still good. It can hurt your teeth if you use the strips too much. White strip users are also more likely to have sensitive teeth and gums, which can be painful. They also use less effective ingredients than kits from the dentist’s office.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening Strips

  • Affordable 
  • Use on your own time 
  • Available at drug stores

So Which Option is Best?

To be honest, I don’t know why so many things are available. What works for your friend may not work for you. Some things to think about are how much you want to spend, how quickly you want to see results, and how long you want the results to last.

The people at our office are here to help you figure out which teeth-whitening method is best for you. Call and schedule a consultation today!

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