At home teeth whitening kits have grown in popularity because of the convenience they offer, and also because they have become very affordable. However, they’re not without faults, and it’s important to remember that they are just a single part of your overall oral health care. When it comes to getting pearly white teeth, there is simply no substitute for professional teeth whitening. Here are some of the key benefits that you may be missing out on by solely relying on home teeth whitening kits.

1. Whiter teeth

The products used in our office and by other dentists are professional strength, and more effective than what you find in stores. You may be amazed by the difference between teeth whitening kits at drug stores and professional whitening from a dentist.

2. Quicker results

One of the biggest disadvantages of home teeth whitening kits is that it can take a long time to see results. In most cases, you can expect to wait at least 2-4 weeks before you notice a difference in the color of your teeth, even with the more expensive kits. Why wait unnecessarily? If you need immediate results, professional teeth whitening is the best option. Professional teeth whitening can produce results in as little as one hour.

3. Treat deep stains

Are you struggling with deep or very dark stains on your teeth? If so, there’s a good chance that the kit you bought at the pharmacy won’t be strong enough to produce noticeable results. Dentists use light and laser teeth whitening systems that are able to tackle those tough stains and give you the white smile you’re after.

4. Professional application

Just like with any DIY product, teeth whitening kits are subject to user error. Whether it’s applying a bleaching agent incorrectly, or leaving the product on for too long, there are plenty of opportunities to make mistakes when you choose home teeth whitening kits. This typically results in less than satisfactory results, pain, and discomfort. When you get service from a dentist, you can be confident that everything is being applied correctly by professionals with experience and knowledge of the procedure.

5. Better for sensitive teeth

People with sensitive teeth can have a hard time with home whitening kits because the products can cause tooth irritation. Sensitive gums can also be a problem. For that reason, it’s recommended that people with sensitive teeth or gums go to a dentist for teeth whitening and other dental services.

Professional Teeth Whitening or Home Kits?

If you have never had teeth whitening done before, we recommend having it done professionally by an experienced dentist. This will give you an opportunity to see what the results should look like before you try a product purchased at the store. Dentists will also be able to evaluate your teeth to see if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with a dentist about teeth whitening or other dental procedures, contact the office of Dr. Bezik today.

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