Why Should I Choose Professional Whitening Instead Of Over-the-counter Whitening Products?
There is a wide variety of whitening products on the market today, available both professionally and over-the-counter. Over-the-counter tooth whitening options are safe for you to use at home, but do not offer the same level of whitening that professional products supplied by dentists do.
Over-the-counter options include toothpastes, gels, and strips that are applied to the teeth for a period of time. They primarily work by removing the extrinsic (or surface) stains that discolor your tooth enamel. These options can leave your teeth looking whiter, but the effects are often limited and short-lived.
When you visit your dentist for professional teeth whitening, you can be confident that you will leave us with whiter teeth that will last longer than a few days. Professional whitening products use a strong concentration of hydrogen peroxide to penetrate your enamel and remove the deep-set intrinsic (interior) stains.