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Do you ever find yourself wishing you could whiten your smile? Do you dream of the day when you could have a more attractive smile? Fortunately, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you have many methods for whitening your teeth. But, do you ever wonder which type of procedure could be best for you? In other words, is in-office or at-home whitening better?

Would you be surprised to learn that as a rule of thumb, professional whitening is the most effective option? In fact, professional whitening is better in virtually every way.

For example, going to a dentist to brighten your smile may actually be safer. Please don’t misunderstand, gel and strips are relatively safe, but there are a few factors to consider. Whitening from home tends to lead to over-use, which can actually damage your enamel (the outer layer of your teeth). Similarly, if you have a dental condition—especially if you don’t know about it—bleaching your teeth could cause even more damage. Your dentist will ensure that neither of these complications arise.

Another benefit of having a dentist whiten your smile is the custom tray for you. Most whitening kits will come with a tray, but they are created to fit any smile. This can lead to ineffective and uneven whitening. Conversely, a dentist will be create a custom whitening agent that will work well for your smile, taking into account your previous dental work and your goals. A dentist will also be better able to protect your gums, which could become irritated when they come in contact with over-the-counter whiteners, and your treatment will be much faster.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are eager to hear from you.