There’s a good reason why teeth whitening has become so popular over the past several years – it’s one of the easiest, fastest, and least expensive ways to brighten your smile. Although there are many over-the-counter products available at virtually any local drug store, you should know that OTC products are never as effective a professional whitening products. We are pleased to offer take-home teeth whitening kits to our patients from throughout the Taylor, TX, area.
Are You a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
While it’s true that whitening your teeth is a great way to improve your smile, whitening may not be for everyone. Generally speaking, whitening products are not intended for children. Only adults with permanent teeth and in good oral health should use whitening products. Many of these products can make teeth sensitive, although that sensitivity usually only lasts a short time. Because of this, people who have sensitive teeth to begin with may find whitening products too uncomfortable to use. Finally, it’s important to remember that whitening agents won’t work on dental restorations, which means it won’t change the color of your fillings, crowns, bridges, etc.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING
There are two reasons why professional whitening kits work so much better than OTC products:
- We provide our patients with custom-made trays, which allow the whitening product to completely cover the patients’ teeth and fit much more snugly than trays sold with OTC products.
- Our whitening solution is typically stronger than solutions sold with over-the-counter products.