Home Vs. Professional Whitening
It's hard to know what kind of treatment is the best option for you. While at home teeth whitening can be more cost effective, professional treatments may yield better and faster results. Today we're going to educate you on both types of whitening and help you decide which option may be best for you.
1. At Home Teeth Whitening
At home teeth whitening comes in many forms. There are various, strips, gels, blue light sensors, trays, and pens. The two most popular at home types of treatment are either the gel strips or the trays that are filled with a whitening solution. Both types of treatments usually taken between twenty-five to forty-five minutes to be effective. They also take on average between ten and twenty uses to see any visible results. At home, treatments have smaller amounts of whitening agents and therefore take longer and more frequent uses to get the results you're looking for. Store bought ones are prone to creating spotty marks and not fitting flush against your teeth, so be sure to get a take-home whitening kit from our office instead!
2. Professional Teeth Whitening
Getting your teeth whitening by your dentist is another option if you're not sold on at home whitening techniques. This requires a visit to your Fort Lee Family Dental, who will then make custom molds specifically for your teeth. The mold is then filled with a high potency whitener and applied during a few visits to your dentist. This option yields quicker results.
The upside, this option will give you the megawatt smile you're looking for, in the least amount of time. Both options have pros and cons and it all depends on what your teeth whitening priorities are.
3. How Do You Decide?
If you're unsure about which whitening treatment is best for you, feel free to call our office and we'll be happy to schedule an appointment with your top Fort Lee Family Dental. We're happy to answer your questions and help educate you on the best option available for teeth whitening.