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Professional Teeth Whitening Vs. Over-The-Counter Options

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’ve probably seen some teeth whitening kits that promise beautiful results. However, there are some key benefits that you get from professional teeth whitening by your trusted dentist that you simply won’t find in a store-bought kit. Here are some good reasons to consult your dentist on your teeth whitening treatment rather than buying an over-the-counter option:

The treatment plan can be tailored to meet your unique needs

Over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions are a one-size-fits-all approach to cosmetic dentistry. What may work for one smile may not work for another smile. When you consult your trusted dentist in Sterling, VA, we can customize your teeth whitening treatment to meet the unique needs of your smile. If you have crooked, slightly misaligned, or larger/smaller sized teeth than the average person, the over-the-counter option can leave you with unevenly whitened teeth. A customized whitening tray from your dentist is more likely to guarantee an even coat of whitening solution on all of your teeth.

Professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile multiple shades

You have no clue what you’re going to get from an over-the-counter teeth whitening kit. While most of them promise beautiful results, it’s impossible to know what those results will translate to be on your smile. With professional teeth whitening solutions, you get more control over what your end result will be. You can even brighten your smile by multiple shades. Additionally, you don’t know how your teeth will react to the whitening solution. With professional teeth whitening options, you get more predictable results than with over-the-counter products because your dentist customizes the treatment to your individual cosmetic goals.

A quick, effective way to transform your smile

Your dental appointments don’t always have to be about strictly business. Feel free to bring up any cosmetic goals you have for your own smile. Our experienced dentist will take them just as seriously as any other dental concern. We understand that you want to feel confident about your own smile, and stained teeth can take away from that. Our in-office teeth whitening treatments typically require an hour-long visit. During this time, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and color match your smile to ensure your aesthetic goals are reached. Whitening treatment is a quick and effective way to transform your smile.

Convenience is always an option

Most people opt for over-the-counter options because they are easily accessible. However, your convenience can be coordinated into your professional teeth whitening treatment plan as well.  At Brighter Smiles, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments, both of which provide the same customizable results. Depending on your comfort level, you get to decide whether your treatment is performed in the comfort of our dental office or in your own home. Both solutions offer superior results when compared to over the counter tooth whitening.

If you are interested in brightening your smile, please schedule an appointment online. We look forward to meeting with you soon to discuss your cosmetic goals for your smile.