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Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Kits

February 9, 2021
Posted By: Chesapeake Bay Dentistry
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Achieving a bright, beautiful smile is quick and easy with teeth whitening treatments. But when it comes to getting a brighter smile, you may be wondering which teeth whitening treatment option you should choose. 

Should you go with a professional teeth whitening solution and have your dentist whiten your teeth in his or her dental office or send you home with a professional teeth whitening kit? Or should you go with an over-the-counter teeth whitening kit and avoid your dentist altogether, which can seem more convenient to some patients?

At Chesapeake Bay Dentistry, we recommend professional teeth whitening treatments to our patients. We explain why below.

Why Are Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments Better?

There are several reasons why we prefer to brighten our patients’ smiles with dental supervision, one of the most important being the reliability of supervised teeth whitening treatments. Professional teeth whitening services are supervised by a dentist, making for a safe and dependable teeth whitening experience. 

Before you begin your teeth whitening treatments, your dentist will examine your teeth to ensure that your teeth are healthy, strong, and ready to be whitened. The dentist may recommend preparing your teeth for the teeth whitening treatment beforehand, removing plaque and other debris to make sure you get the best results. 

Basically, you will get a much more in-depth and hands-on teeth whitening experience with an in-office teeth whitening solution or with a take-home kit from your dentist’s office than you will with an over-the-counter teeth whitening solution. 

Additionally, the bleaching gels used by a dentist or provided in a take-home kit are approved by the dental office, so you know the ingredients are safe to use on your teeth and gums. With in-office teeth whitening solutions or with take-home teeth whitening kits you can ensure effective and safe results. Unfortunately, that is not always the case with teeth whitening treatments you buy in a store. 

We prefer providing our patients with a supervised teeth whitening method for the safety of their teeth and to make sure they get the brightest smile possible in the shortest amount of time!

Teeth Whitening Treatments in Annapolis, MD

If you are interested in getting a brighter smile in the Annapolis, MD area, reach out to our dental office with any questions. Dr. Keith Polizois at Chesapeake Bay Dentistry provides customized take-home teeth whitening kits to his patients. He is here to help you with all your dental needs, and he will be happy to help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile.

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