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DIY Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Treatments

September 21, 2022
Posted By: Anderson Family Dental

Professional teeth whitening in Winter Park, FL, yields the best and safest results compared to do-it-yourself (DIY) systems and strips.

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular and affordable cosmetic treatments, and our patients have loved their results.

DIY and Professional Teeth Whitening: How They Compare

DIY kits and systems sometimes promise superior results, but you may be disappointed by uneven whitening and stubborn tooth stains. In contrast, professional teeth whitening relies on prescription-strength gels and technologies for the best results.

DIY systems, especially tooth trays, are not custom designed to fit your teeth, which means whitening gels can leak onto the gums, bringing discomfort and sensitivity. However, we customize your professional teeth whitening system to address your mouth shape specifically.

Finally, DIY treatments can damage tooth enamel. When you whiten your teeth professionally, your dentist ensures that our products suit your oral health profile.

Teeth Whitening with Your Winter Park Dentist

Our dental office offers two unique systems: take-home kits and in-chair teeth whitening. For fast results, we recommend in-chair treatment.

However, if you don’t need immediate results—maybe you have an event in the future—we can take models of your teeth and fit you with a take-home system. With the take-home system, you can whiten at your convenience, provided you follow the instructions given to you by our dental team.

Of course, the first step is learning whether you’re suitable for teeth whitening. If you are, we start you with professional teeth cleaning to prepare your teeth for the whitening product—clearing tartar so the gel can better penetrate and lift tooth stains.

Contact Your Winter Park Dentist

If you’re ready to learn more about professional teeth whitening or you’re ready to schedule your cosmetic consultation, give us a call today. Our team is happy to provide financing through CareCredit.

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