If you want to whiten your teeth, the first step is to choose a whitening method. There are lots of options, but it’s important to remember that they all use a peroxide-based whitening solution. The solutions in professional whitening, like what we offer at Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno, are stronger than over-the-counter products.
Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
Generally less costly
Doesn’t require a trip to the dentist
May cause less tooth sensitive and pain
At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightening
Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
Same day results
Administered by a dental professional
Gum tissue is protected
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of in-office and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.
Mirelez Wellness Dental advises patients to meet with us before starting any whitening regimen. Teeth whitening is among the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer our patients. Call for an appointment today!
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