Nowadays, it seems like everyone is whitening their teeth. Consumers can choose to have their dentist perform a professional teeth whitening or attempt a DIY (do it yourself) teeth-whitening project at home. There are meaningful differences between each approach. Let’s take a look at each of these teeth whitening methods to help you determine which is best for you.
What You Need to Know About At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
There are all sorts of different teeth whitening companies and products on the market. Sorting through the seemingly endless array of teeth whitening solutions will chew up a considerable amount of your time and energy.
At-home teeth whitening options are primarily available in the form of toothpastes and trays. Teeth whitening toothpastes are just like any other toothpaste on the market in terms of application. Yet those who use such toothpastes often complain that their teeth become increasingly sensitive over time. In addition, teeth whitening trays must be applied and held against the teeth for an extended period of time.
It is also worth mentioning that teeth whitening strips are available at an array of outlets. Though these strips will whiten some portions of the teeth, their results are ineffective. The production of saliva often causes strip slippage. Furthermore, the strips must be applied two times per day for a time period of half an hour to 120 minutes. The crevices around the teeth are especially difficult to whiten with such strips. The strips typically fail to remain in contact with those sections of the teeth for a prolonged period of time, creating an unsightly splotchy esthetic. These DIY at-home options pale in comparison to the professional teeth whitening services.
Teeth Whitening at the Dentist’s Office
The vast majority of those who have tried both at-home and professional variety provided at the dentist’s office would testify that the latter of the two options is superior in every capacity. Schedule an appointment to have your teeth whitened and you will expend significantly less time and effort to get the gorgeous white smile you desire. You also won’t have to fuss around with awkward teeth whitening trays at home.
Most importantly, these results will last much longer than those provided by at-home teeth whitening toothpastes, trays and strips. You won’t have to worry about whether you have applied your teeth whitening tray at the appropriate interval or kept it in long enough.
Why Choose Central Avenue Dental?
Dentists are able to whiten teeth to a considerably lighter shade than at-home teeth whitening solutions. At Central Avenue Dental we use the same Zoom! teeth whitening treatment as seen on TV. Contact our dental office to schedule an appointment at our practice in Manhattan or Queens. Our teeth whitening technique can be done in a fraction of the time it takes you to do it at home. More importantly, our professional teeth whitening will provide you with gleaming white teeth that last.