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In-Office vs. Store-Bought Teeth Whitening

December 10, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Gary Michaelson

There are various ways to whiten your smile, but it is always best to stick with your dentist in Orlando for the safest and most effective teeth whitening.

When you whiten your smile under your dentist's directions, you know that the ingredients are safe for your teeth and gums. In fact, we check the condition of your smile before moving forward with professional teeth whitening.

3 Potential Issues with Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Products

#1 The Ingredients May Not Be Suitable for Your Teeth and Gums

Everyone is different. Ingredients that are safe for some may be too harsh for others. When you whiten with store-bought gels and systems, there is simply no way to know whether the products will cause damage.

#2 Store-Bought Tooth Trays May Leak Whitening Gel

When tooth trays are not customized to fit your teeth, you risk product leaking onto the gums, which often leads to tooth sensitivity.

#3 You May End Up with Uneven or Lackluster Results

If you have an event on the horizon, you don't want to risk whitening with a store-bought system that may not give you the results you were hoping for.

Comparing Teeth Whitening Options

Professional teeth whitening is safer than store-bought systems. And professional teeth whitening provides prescription-strength products for a superior result compared with store-bought systems.

Additionally, professional teeth whitening provides a predictable result, so you know what to expect. With store-bought systems, it's always a gamble.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Orlando, FL

In our dental office, we offer Zoom! Teeth Whitening for superior results. We can also create a custom take-home option for those not looking for an immediate result. (In-office is always best on the eve of a big event.)

To book a professional teeth whitening consultation with the dentist, we encourage you to contact a helpful team member today.

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