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At-Home Tooth Whitening vs. In-Office Teeth Whitening

By Eugene D. Stanislaus on January 10, 2011


Lots of people wish that they could get a smile that was brighter, whiter, and just plain more appealing. Teeth whitening treatments and teeth whitening products have certainly made getting a whiter smile a much easier proposition than it was in the past, but now the question becomes this: should you get products for teeth whitening that you can use at home or come to our Brooklyn cosmetic dentistry office in order to undergo professional teeth whitening?

The answer, as you may have guessed, is that it really depends, though professional teeth whitening will be much more effective than using the at-home tooth whitening products that you may have at your disposal.

First of all, let’s evaluate some of the most common at-home teeth whitening products that are out there. Chewing gums and mints that have teeth whitening properties will only have a limited whitening ability. Toothpastes that claim to whiten teeth will be more effective than chewing gums, but not as effective as you’d hope. The most effective at-home teeth whitening treatments are the tray systems and whitening strip systems, and yet even then, it must be noted that these will not be as effective as professional in-office teeth whitening.

You may be wondering why that is so, and the answer is quite simple. In-office teeth whitening is more effective than at-home teeth whitening products because the in-office teeth whitening treatment is professional grade and requires a dentist and a trained dental technician to be used. Stronger bleaching agents in our Brooklyn teeth whitening treatments make for brighter smiles and happier patients.

Just how effective is professional teeth whitening at our office? Well, the ZOOM!® teeth whitening system that we use has been known to enhance a smile by several shades, which means a noticeably brighter and more dazzling smile for many of our patients. If you would like more information on teeth whitening options as well as which dental care treatments would best fit your needs, you need to speak with us at our office in Brooklyn. We look forward to meeting with you.

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