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Are you interested in brightening your smile? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, Americans spend more than $1.4 billion dollars a year for at-home whitening kits. To make matters even more interesting, this massive number does not include professional whitening. Before you add your money to the mix, we have a questions for you: is professional whitening with it?

Would you be surprised to learn that as a rule of thumb, professional whitening is the most effective option? In fact, professional whitening is better in virtually every way.

For example, going to a dentist to brighten your smile may actually be safer. Please don’t misunderstand, gel and strips are relatively safe, but there are a few factors to consider. Whitening from home tends to lead to over-use, which can actually damage your enamel (the outer layer of your teeth). Similarly, if you have a dental condition—especially if you don’t know about it—bleaching your teeth could cause even more damage. Finally, if the gel used in teeth whitening kits comes in contact with your gums, you could be damaged. With care from a dentist, you can feel confident that your whitening experience will be an efficient, safe one.

Another benefit of having a dentist whiten your smile is the custom tray for you. Most whitening kits will come with a tray, but they are created to fit any smile. This can lead to ineffective and uneven whitening. Conversely, a dentist will be create a custom whitening agent that will work well for your smile, taking into account your previous dental work and your goals.

Are you interested in learning more about teeth whitening? Are you hoping to schedule an appointment with our dentist? If so, please feel free to contact us soon. We are eager to hear from you.