Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

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If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the critical 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 pricey
Doesn’t require a trip to your Seattle 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 Seattle 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 vital to only trust your smile to dental professionals.

Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry advises patients to meet with with their Seattle dentist before starting any tooth bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your dentist know if tooth whitening will deliver the results you are seeking. This is especially critical when you have tetracycline stains or multiple restorations.

Our practice offers:

cosmetic dentistry
sedation dentistry
dental implants
teeth whitening

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Dr. Brian McKay & Dr. Thomas Kang
Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Washington You and your smile deserve a Seattle cosmetic dentist who is world renowned for dental excellence: Dr. McKay. Call today if you are in Bellevue or Kirkland!
600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA 98122
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