In-Office Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Whitening

Though there are many store-bought options available to whiten your teeth, it’s hard to beat a dentist-assisted whitening procedure at our Lynnwood Dentistry.  Here’s why you should consider in-office whitening over an over-the-counter method:

  • Quicker Results: While many store-bought products require weeks of application to show any results, one quick appointment with a dentist can show noticeably whiter teeth. Some cases may wish to go through several procedures before they achieve the whiteness they want, but it’s still a good deal quicker than anything you can apply by yourself.
  • Gum Protection: Store-bought whitening systems don’t protect your gums from the effects of the bleaching agent.  Only a dentist can offer this kind of protection.
  • Professional Evaluation: Is whitening right for you?  There are factors to consider here, as some patients may not respond well to the procedure.  A dentist can properly evaluate whether or not you are likely to get the desired effect out of your whitening.
  • Custom Treatment: A dentist knows how to identify stains and build your whitening treatment around them.

So when it comes time to put the sparkle back in your smile, skip the dental aisle at your corner drugstore and give us a call!  You won’t be disappointed.