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Should You Choose Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening?

December 11, 2018
Posted By: David Cantwell, DDS
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When you think about which whitening treatment you want, you may be tempted to choose over-the-counter products and kits because they’re so inexpensive and readily available. 

Before you spend your money, however, you should consider the results you desire and choose the method that will best help you achieve them. In every case, professional teeth whitening produces the most consistent, dramatic, and longest lasting results. 

Potent Whiteners = A Brighter Smile

It’s true that OTC whitening kits can provide results, but the level of whitening is limited by the potency of the gel in the product, which is much lower and makes it safe for use by most people.

You will notice some results, but you will never see the whitening possible with professional treatment. The reason is that professional teeth whitening with your Boise dentist involve a much higher strength whitening gel because your treatment is closely supervised by a professional.

A professional whitening treatment can brighten your smile by as much as six shades.

Customized Whitening Trays Deliver Consistent Results

Another drawback to drugstore products is that they contain a one-size-fits-all whitening tray in which you place the gel and hope it doesn’t seep underneath and irritate sensitive gum tissue.

On the other hand, treatment with your dentist customizes a whitening tray using impressions of your teeth. This prevents sensitivity by keeping the whitener on your teeth and away from your gums. It also delivers consistent, reliable results because the customized tray allows the gel to cover all surfaces of your teeth evenly.

Call Us to Get Started!

Professional teeth whitening at our Boise dental office produces delivers stunning results, and you know you can always turn to us if you have a question or problem. If you’re ready to get started, please contact us at Atlantis Dental Care to arrange an appointment.

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