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The Real Reason Why Professional Whitening Beats OTC Whitening

February 22, 2018
Posted By: Saticoy Plaza Dentistry
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There’s a college reunion coming up in a few weeks, and you decide that you would like your smile to be a little brighter. You have a friend who experienced amazing results with professional teeth whitening at their dentist’s office, but you just don’t have the time. So you hit the oral care aisle of your local drug store looking for a reasonably-priced whitening product that will do the job.

But how quickly will you see results, and will they actually be similar to a professional treatment? The truth is that you can invest a lot of time and money in over-the-counter products and still be disappointed with the outcome.

Secrets to Successful Teeth Whitening

Many people have gone through this tiring process only to end up at the dentist’s office for professional whitening. So what makes whitening by your dentist so superior to store-bought products?

Prescription-Strength Whitening Products

Store-bought whiteners contain a very low percentage of peroxide, the agent that whitens your teeth. But as a professional who will be supervising your treatment, your dentist can use prescription-strength whitening products that produce optimal results.

Customized Take-Home Whitening Kits

If you have used OTC whiteners, you are probably familiar with generic boil-and-bite whitening trays. But these trays don’t conform closely to the contours of your teeth and can lead to gum sensitivity and inconsistent results.

Your dentist, on the other hand, customizes your professional whitening tray using impressions of your teeth. The trays conform to every surface of your teeth so they offer consistent results and prevent the gel from leaking out and irritating your gums.

Are You Ready for A Brighter Smile?

If you have a big event coming up or just want your smile to look bright and healthy, professional teeth whitening at our Lake Balboa dental office might be the solution you’re looking for. Please call Saticoy Plaza Dentistry so we can get you started

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