Over-the-Counter vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
White teeth project the image of health and youth. Unfortunately, our teeth darken naturally as we age and become stained even faster with lifestyle habits such as coffee consumption and tobacco use.
You may be wondering what is the best way to whiten your teeth? Advertisements on television make over-the-counter teeth whitening seem appealing. What they don’t tell you, however, is that the best whitening results occur under the supervision of an experienced dentist.
Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening
Because over-the-counter teeth whitening is not customized for your teeth, the results can be unpredictable. Whitening strips are difficult to use and often slip free from your teeth, making your gums feel sensitive. Strips also do not whiten the areas between your teeth.
Mouthwashes can provide subtle results, but lack the professional strength of the whitening systems that you get from your dentist.
Many whitening toothpastes use abrasives and can cause sensitivity or damage your enamel. While they remove surface stains, they lack the power to whiten your teeth beneath the surface.
Ultimately, you may not achieve the ultra-bright white results you desire.
Professional Teeth Whitening Systems
We customize your whitening system by taking impressions of your teeth and creating whitening trays designed just for you. These trays have small receptacles for each tooth to hold the gel close to your teeth to achieve maximum results. Additionally, the gel that we offer is stronger than anything available over-the-counter.
The best part is that you can keep your whitening trays for future touch-ups should they become necessary. We offer additional syringes of whitening gel in our office so that you can maintain your white smile for a lifetime. If you experience any sensitivity, we are here to help you address them and make sure that you can whiten your teeth comfortably.
For all of your teeth whitening needs in St. Paul, contact our dental office and schedule a consultation!