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3 Reasons Why Professional Teeth Whitening Gives You Better Results

Teeth Whitening | Midwest City OK Dentist

We all want a brighter and whiter smile. But if you’ve browsed the toothpaste aisle at your local drugstore, you’ve probably been overwhelmed by the sheer number of teeth whitening products and toothpaste brands available. Everything from whitening strips to whitening pastes - where do you even begin?

The answer is you probably shouldn’t. Keeping your teeth healthy is important, and their upkeep and whitening are best left to your dentist.

Let’s look at a few reasons why it’s a good idea to let a dental professional handle your whitening.

Professional Teeth Whitening is Safe

With over-the-counter products, there’s always some risk of irritation or worse. This is especially true if you have sensitive teeth or gums.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you should talk to your dentist before considering any over-the-counter whitening, especially if you have multiple fillings, crowns, or heavy staining. In some cases, your dentist may decide that over-the-counter bleaching is not a safe course of treatment.

Your Smile Deserves Professional Care

Taking your smile to the next level is a great way to boost your confidence, which is why you shouldn’t trust this proactive and life-affirming step to a store-bought product.

While whitening strips do come with instructions and whitening toothpaste is easy to use, you owe it to your smile to count on, but you want someone working on your smile who has whitened teeth countless times like the expert dentists at Diamond Dental. 

Dental Offices Use Superior Products

Whitening strips rely on a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth, and dentists use hydrogen peroxide, too. The difference is in the strength and the application.

Your dentist will use a prescription strength gel and custom whitening trays designed specifically for your teeth. The tray provides even application of the whitening gel for a uniform result. And you’ll be able to take the custom whitening trays home and apply the product at your convenience!

If you’d like more information about teeth whitening or other cosmetic procedures, don’t hesitate to contact our Midwest City, OK office today!