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Store Bought or Professional Teeth Whitening - What's the Difference?

Store Bought or Professional Teeth Whitening - What's the Difference?

While teeth whitening can be a fast and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile, it's important to note that not all teeth whitening systems give the same results. In today's post, our Surrey dentists share a few of the reasons why professional teeth whitening systems may help you to achieve the best results.

Teeth whitening can be an easy way to help remove stains and improve the look of your smile. Our dentist's know that when you whiten your teeth, you want to achieve the best possible results, that's why our dentists recommend using professional strength whitening systems available from your dentist. 

Store-Bought Whitening Solutions

These days you can find numerous brands of teeth whitening systems available in pharmacies and supermarkets in your neighbourhood. Although store bought whitening treatments contain stronger bleaching ingredients than most whitening toothpastes, and will whiten your teeth somewhat, store-bought whitening treatments typically aren't as effective as the professional whitening solutions available from your dentist.

While off the shelf whitening treatments may be convenient, they tend to offer a 'one size fits all' whitening system, that can't match the custom-fitted whitening trays or the added security of having your dentist monitor your results.

Professional Strength Whitening Treatments From Your Dentist

At Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group in Surrey BC, our dentists can provide you with whitening gels that contain stronger bleaching agents than those typically found in store bought whitening solutions. Meaning that whitening treatments from your dentist may be able to brighten your smile faster and more effectively than store-bought treatments.

Our team of dental professionals are proud to offer our patients professional teeth whitening treatments that can be used in the comfort of their own home.

Here's how our whitening treatments work:

  • Book an appointment to visit our office so that your dentist can make impressions of your teeth to create your custom whitening trays. Your trays will fit your smile precisely, allowing the whitening solution to sit right where you want it. Custom whitening trays are so thin and light that you will even be able to talk and work while wearing them!
  • At your second appointment you will be given your custom whitening trays, bleaching solution, and full instructions for using the treatment. Your instructions will provide you with details on how to apply the gel and how long you need to use the whitening treatment each application.

Whitening your teeth under the professional guidance of our team may be safer than using off the shelf, store bought whitening products. Our dental professionals are trained to spot and treat side effects that are sometimes experienced by patients during the whitening process. 

Are you ready to learn more about teeth whitening, or other ways to improve the appearance of your smile? Contact our Surrey BC office today to schedule a consultation.

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