Professional Teeth Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening

February 13, 2015

Striving to deliver effective, successful professional teeth whitening in Alexandria, Virginia

While at home teeth whitening kits are widely available and relatively inexpensive, the advantages of seeking teeth whitening from a dentist outweigh the cost.

Immediate Results of Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening can give you results in less than an hour. How about that for instant satisfaction? Many teeth whitening kits take a minimum of 2-4 weeks to work before you can even notice a difference in the tint of your teeth. This is the reason why many people give up on teeth whitening.

Whiter Teeth

If you get your teeth whitened in a dental office, you will get whiter and brighter results. Regular store products are not as strong as professional teeth whiteners used by dentist. These are more effective and give you better results than the home kits.

Deep Stains

Regular store products will barely make a difference in severe cases of dark teeth stains. In dental offices, there are light and laser teeth whitening systems that can penetrate the stains and get your teeth whiter more quickly and successfully.

Better Application

There is much more room for error when using home teeth whitening kits. This is because the strips or pastes are applied incorrectly, come into direct contact with the gums, or are left on for too long. All of which can lead to pain and tooth sensitivity. Dentist are experienced professionals that have the skills and equipment to whiten your teeth properly and safely.

If you are interested in a whiter, brighter, and more aesthetically pleasing smile, contact us at 703-931-4544 to schedule an appointment.