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Do At-Home Whitening Products Really Work?

March 7, 2023 7:14 pm
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Are you unhappy with the shade of your teeth? If so, you may be looking at your teeth whitening options. You can find a multitude of whitening products at the store, but there are some cons to whitening your teeth with over-the-counter treatments. Here’s what you need to know!

Issues with At-Home Whitening Treatments

When you’re walking through the grocery store, you may be tempted by the rows and rows of at-home whitening products. However, at-home whitening treatments aren’t necessarily the best option for brightening your teeth. Store-bought whitening products are not monitored by dentists and can potentially harm tooth enamel, increase tooth sensitivity, and gum irritation. They are also not guaranteed to provide the same whitening power as professional whitening treatments.

Professional Whitening Treatments

At Wedington Dental, we provide in-office teeth whitening sessions to give you the bright smile you deserve! Professional whitening uses a strong whitening solution and a blue light to lighten teeth in as little as one hour. When you get your teeth professionally whitened, you can leave our office flashing a smile that’s up to eight shades lighter!

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Wondering why you should opt to whiten your teeth professionally? Some of the benefits include:

  • Almost-instant whitening results
  • Long-lasting whitening power
  • More youthful looking appearance
  • Reduced tooth sensitivity compared to at-home whitening
  • Self-confidence boost

Maintaining Your Whitening Results

After your teeth whitening treatment, you will be able to enjoy the results for up to a year! You can lengthen how long your results last by making a few tweaks to your routine to ensure your smile stays bright and white, such as:

  • Avoid excessive sugar consumption
  • Brush teeth after eating or drinking things that stain teeth (i.e. wine, soy sauce, vinegar, coffee, etc.)
  • Maintain a good at-home oral hygiene regimen
  • Stop tobacco usage

Ready to get a smile that dazzles? Contact our office to book your whitening treatment today!

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