Over-the-Counter Vs. In-Office Teeth Whitening

The age long debate between whether over-the-counter or in-office teeth whitening is better and more effective continues. Each with their own unique benefits, it’s important to understand these unique differences and the results you will get from each option before you decide on one. And although you won’t want to end up with a smile as white as Ross Geller from the hit 90’s sitcom FRIENDS, you are going to want to get a whiter smile than the one you began with. Read on to learn more about the differences between over-the-counter and in-office teeth whitening.

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
If your teeth are naturally fairly white but you have started to notice them yellowing a bit due to things such as coffee or tea, then you should give over-the-counter teeth whitening products a try. With an array of different options to choose from, you can find whitening strips, whitening toothpastes, and whitening pens at virtually any pharmacy or grocery store. Containing small doses of hydrogen peroxide, these over-the-counter whitening products are only really good at removing surface level stains and won’t be able to help you remove deeper stains.

In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you have naturally yellow teeth or if your surface stains are much too deep for an over-the-counter whitening product to get rid of, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Holbrook. Dr. Steven Holbrook likes to use customized bleaching trays that you can use from the comfort of your own home in order to give you the best and whitest results possible. This whitening process is two-fold; during your first visit, you will be fitted for custom trays by getting molds done. Then, during your second visit, Dr. Steven Holbrook will ensure your molds fit and will equip you with the bleaching agent that you need to use at home. As an easy, safe, and effective way to whiten your teeth, this treatment is sure to deliver you with great results!

Whitening your teeth can completely transform the way you look and feel. If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Seven Holbrook, contact our office today!

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