Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

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If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the first step is to select a method. There are lots of options, but they all use a peroxide-based whitening solution. You’ll get the best results from professional whitening at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville.

The difference between professional whitening and over-the-counter products lies in the strength of the bleaching solution. Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
Generally less expensive
Doesn’t require a trip to your Mechanicsville dentist
May cause less tooth sensitive and pain
At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightening
Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
Same day results
Administered by a dental professional
Gum tissue is protected
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
More expensive

Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of in-office and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.

At St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry options that will transform anyone’s smile into something spectacular. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact St. Mary’s Dental:

301-884-3248

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

28169 Old Village Rd
Mechanicsville, Maryland
20659

 

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