Professional Teeth Whitening vs. DIY Teeth Whitening

A surprising number of people believe DIY (do it yourself) teeth whitening provides stunningly white teeth. Though a handful of such DIY products have the potential to whiten the teeth, these products are vastly inferior to professional teeth whitening performed at the dentist’s office. To say those who espouse the supposed merits of DIY teeth whitening methods are stretching the truth would be a dramatic understatement. Professional teeth whitening is vastly superior. Here’s why.

The Problem With Activated Charcoal and Other DIY Teeth Whitening Method

Perform an online search for DIY teeth whitening solutions and you will find at least a dozen suggestions. Though there is certainly plenty of hype surrounding alleged teeth whitening methods such as activated charcoal, whitening gels, whitening strips, and specialized toothpastes to beautify the teeth, these products rarely produce the intended results. In particular, activated charcoal has plenty of buzz. Activated charcoal is a black paste spread along the teeth. This supposed teeth whitening solution attacks surface stains along the teeth without the use of potentially harmful chemicals.

Tooth stains typically result from dark-hued beverages and foods such as blackberries, coffee, tea, and red wine. However, it is a mistake to assume those before-and-after images on the web showing charcoal-covered teeth turning into gloriously white chompers should be taken with a grain of salt. Charcoal might have some merit for skincare purposes yet it does not clean stains from the teeth like professional teeth whitening. In fact, a growing number of dentists are worried about the potential damage this grainy substance can cause.

Professional Teeth Whitening is Safe and Effective

Head to the dentist’s office for legitimate teeth whitening and you will rest easy knowing a well-trained, experienced and knowledgeable dentist will whiten your teeth. This is the steady hand necessary to ensure your teeth become a beautiful shade of white. Opt for professional teeth whitening and there will be no risk of damaging your teeth, gums or any other part of the mouth.

The sad truth is some patients attempt DIY teeth whitening methods in an attempt to save money only to misapply these supposed solutions and cause considerable damage. Your oral health is too important to put in jeopardy. Meet with your dentist for professional teeth whitening and you will rest easy knowing you will emerge with lovely white teeth without the risk posed by inferior DIY methods.

The Lasting Results You are Looking For

Professional teeth whitening generates real results that stand the test of time. There is a good chance any whitening that results from a DIY effort will dissipate in the ensuing weeks and months. In fact, some DIY teeth whitening approaches do not work at all. There is no sense investing an abundance of effort with DIY teeth whitening in an attempt to beautify your teeth if there is no guarantee your smile will actually improve. Opt for professional teeth whitening and you will be able to eat the foods and beverages you desire, regardless of their color. This is the freedom and happiness every patient deserves.

Fast Teeth Whitening

Some DIY teeth whitening methods require nightly or weekly applications. In contrast, professional teeth whitening can be completed in under an hour. In most cases, a single professional whitening treatment will produce fantastic results. Most patients who opt for professional teeth whitening walk into the office with stained teeth and walk out the same day with beautiful white teeth. Alternatively, DIY teeth whitening approaches typically take upwards of several weeks or even several months to produce any type of result.

Teeth Whitening at the Dentist’s Office has the Potential to Save You Money

Plenty of people who take the DIY route for teeth whitening argue it is significantly cheaper than the professional route. Though this might be true in some cases, those in favor of the DIY approach fail to take into account the fact that DIY teeth whitening usually requires repeated applications. Applying activated charcoal, whitening strips or gels to the teeth takes up a considerable amount of time. Your time is worth money. Furthermore, it costs a pretty penny to purchase supposed teeth whitening solutions from the store over and over again. Professional teeth whitening might cost more upfront yet its lasting results will save you money across the long haul.

Your Dentist Will Eliminate Those Deep Tooth Stains

DIY teeth whitening products might remove superficial stains from the teeth. However, the DIY approach cannot combat deeply-set stains. Such intrinsic tooth stains are quite difficult to remove. Shelling out an egregious amount of money for something like a tooth whitening toothpaste, gel strips or other DIY solutions is a major mistake! Spend for professional teeth whitening and those harsh stains will finally be eliminated.

Looking for a Specific Shade of White? Professional Teeth Whitening is the Answer

Professional teeth whitening generates stunning results in about 45 minutes. The best part is your dentist can customize your tooth shade to your individual preference. Some people prefer gleaming white teeth while others are content with a slightly darker shade that suits their facial aesthetic. The dentist and dental hygienists closely monitor the teeth whitening process to ensure the perfect shade of white.

You Deserve the Best Possible Care

Meet with our dental team to discuss teeth whitening and you will find we go to great lengths to make the process as comfortable as possible. As an example, if you favor a tray-style system to whiten your teeth, our dental professionals will go to the extent of customizing a mouthpiece that fits perfectly against your teeth. This is the nuanced approach necessary to safeguard the highly sensitive tissues in your mouth while ensuring consistent contact between the teeth and the teeth whitening solution. Let our team discuss professional teeth whitening with you and you will rest easy knowing the best in the business will carefully beautify your teeth with the utmost precision.

Freedom Dental is at Your Service

Wouldn’t it be nice to have lovely white teeth you are proud to reveal? We can make your dream smile a reality. Give us a call at (707) 422-2236 to schedule your teeth whitening, exam and/or cleaning.

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