Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

affordable teeth whitening Fishers

If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the important first step is to pick a whitening method. It may seem like there are a multitude of options, but it’s important to remember that they all employ a peroxide-based whitening solution. The difference lies in the strength of the bleaching solution and method of delivery. In-office whitening procedures generally use a solution with a relatively higher concentration of peroxide. In other words, it is stronger.

Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
Generally less costly
Doesn’t require a trip to your Fishers dentist
May cause less tooth sensitive and pain
At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightening
Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
Pros
Same day results
Administered by a dental professional
Gum tissue is protected
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
More expensive

Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of in-office and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.

A note about non-professional teeth bleaching kiosks:
A few years ago during the height of the tooth-whitening craze, teeth whitening kiosks starting popping up in area malls. Though some have closed their doors, a few remain in business. urges patients to avoid these establishments. There is little regulatory oversight and customers have no guarantee of the safety of their services or the qualifications of their employees. As always, it is critical to only trust your smile to dental professionals.

Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS advises patients to meet with with their dentist before starting any tooth bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your general dentist know if tooth whitening will deliver the results you are seeking. This is especially vital when you have tetracycline stains or multiple restorations.

Contact Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS:

317-842-2337

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

9744 Lantern Rd
Fishers, IN
46037

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    Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

    affordable teeth whitening Fishers

    If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the important first step is to pick a whitening method. It may seem like there are a multitude of options, but it’s important to remember that they all employ a peroxide-based whitening solution. The difference lies in the strength of the bleaching solution and method of delivery. In-office whitening procedures generally use a solution with a relatively higher concentration of peroxide. In other words, it is stronger.

    Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.

    At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
    Generally less costly
    Doesn’t require a trip to your Fishers dentist
    May cause less tooth sensitive and pain
    At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
    Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightening
    Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
    Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks

    In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
    Pros
    Same day results
    Administered by a dental professional
    Gum tissue is protected
    In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
    More expensive

    Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of in-office and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.

    A note about non-professional teeth bleaching kiosks:
    A few years ago during the height of the tooth-whitening craze, teeth whitening kiosks starting popping up in area malls. Though some have closed their doors, a few remain in business. urges patients to avoid these establishments. There is little regulatory oversight and customers have no guarantee of the safety of their services or the qualifications of their employees. As always, it is critical to only trust your smile to dental professionals.

    Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS advises patients to meet with with their dentist before starting any tooth bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your general dentist know if tooth whitening will deliver the results you are seeking. This is especially vital when you have tetracycline stains or multiple restorations.

    Contact Dental Care Today PC – E. Dale Behner DDS:

    317-842-2337

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    9744 Lantern Rd
    Fishers, IN
    46037

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