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Choose In-Office Teeth Whitening Over Unsafe OTC Dental Strips

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Teeth whitening

Glistening white teeth are a common want. This is one of the reasons why so many choose over-the-counter dental bleaching believing they are as effective and a more affordable option than professional teeth whitening. Although you will see an improvement in the color of your teeth, long use of over-the-counter teeth whitening products may result in tooth sensitivity and root damage.

However, these products don't work on grey stains. Grey stains are often caused by cigarette smoking. T Because, DIY whitening strips or gel trays do not perfectly fit your teeth they can also cause serious damage to your gum line because most OTC whitening products contain peroxide. The lack of custom fit means there is unnecessary and unsafe contact of the peroxide with your gums. If you are one of the many who are looking for a safer and more effective way to whiten your teeth, in-office whitening treatment is the best option.

In-office teeth whitening uses customized trays that perfectly fit your teeth. Another benefit of this whitening option is that the whitening solution perfectly surrounds your teeth, it doesn't just sit on the front of your teeth, for better overall whitening results. This is also what makes its whitening effect last longer. With in-office whitening, teeth will be eight shades lighter than before in a matter of 2 weeks.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry for more details on professional teeth whitening.