Dark-haired woman in a white t-shirt smiles after professional teeth whitening in Houston, TX

Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

December 29, 2021 11:16 pm

Darkly pigmented drinks, aging, and poor oral hygiene are a few reasons why teeth can dull over time. Thankfully, teeth whitening services can quickly revive your natural smile. Over-the-counter teeth whitening and professional teeth whitening services are widely available to those looking to whiten their teeth. But which is the better?

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to quickly whiten teeth and achieve long-lasting dramatic results. Visiting The Smile Club Dentistry & Orthodontics for whitening has several advantages when it comes to brightening your smile. For example, our in-office whitening is closely supervised for your safety and comfort. You’ll experience less sensitivity and potential irritation with our team monitoring your treatment. Additionally, the whitening solution is a highly concentrated gel that is powerful and fast-acting. Professional take-home teeth whitening trays use high concentration gel as well, but whiten teeth gradually with each application.

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter products like gels, strips, pens, toothpastes, and rinses can whiten teeth to a small extent. These products can lack efficacy since the whitening concentration in the products is typically quite low. Strips are also not a custom fit. If you have severely discolored teeth, over-the-counter whitening products may lead to lackluster results. Improper use or excessive use of these products can also result in gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. In most cases, your money is better spent on professional teeth whitening!

Professional Teeth Whitening in Houston, TX

Are you looking to enhance your smile? Our team would be delighted to help you feel more confident about your teeth! The new year is the perfect time for a smile makeover. Contact The Smile Club Dentistry & Orthodontics to schedule your teeth whitening consultation! We offer in-office whitening and take-home whitening to suit a variety of smile goals and financial needs.

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