• Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Home Remedies: the Pros and Cons

    Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile. It’s not only attractive to others, but it gives us a sense of well being and improves our own willingness to be outgoing and smile more. So, in one sense, whiter teeth make the world a happier place.

    There are three basic options in teeth whitening. There are DIY options, which produce results over a longer time due to lower concentrations of key agents and poor application tools and processes. The second method is a take home product available from your dentist. This produces better results, as the bleaching agents used are stronger, and the process are better developed and easier to follow.

    The third option is to have your teeth whitened at your dentist’s office. This option provides the best results, due to the high concentration of bleaching agents, the specialized training of the applicator, and the tools available to ensure proper usage.

    So, if you can whiten your teeth at home, why not save the money and opt for the DIY kit? In addition to weaker results, your teeth should be examined by a dentist prior to whitening. Not all stains will benefit from a teeth whitening product, as some may have developed due to decay or trauma that needs to be treated in a timely manner.

    At Karalee Family Dental, our in-chair whitening is quick, professional, and easy. While you rest comfortably in our chair, your dentist will ensure that your gums and soft tissue are protected before applying a professional strength whitening gel. A special light is then used to activate the gel and monitor the whitening. After thirty minutes, the treatment is complete and you are free to go on with your day with a noticeably whiter smile after just one visit.

    For the quickest, safest, and best results, we’d love to consult with you about our teeth whitening procedure.

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  • Posted by Tomas Killington on April 28, 2017, 12:16 pm

    My brother has recently quit smoking. He wants to get his teeth whitened to remove stains as a reward to himself. I didn’t realize getting your teeth whitened at the dentist offers the best results because of the highly concentrated bleaching agents. I’ll be sure to share this information with my brother.

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