A lot of people get confused about whether it makes sense to pay a lot of money for professional teeth whitening. Given that teeth whitening kits are available in stores for as little as $10, it is understandable that many have pause about visiting the dentist for such a process. But it is important to understand the risk of DIY teeth whitening treatments, and what advantages a professional can provide to their patients.

Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

There are always things that can go wrong with you go and buy a DIY teeth whitening kit from the store. Perhaps you leave the pieces on your teeth too long, or maybe you have a bad reaction to one of the chemicals that is used in the kit. At best, you are looking at an inferior result, where you can barely even tell any whitening was done. At worst, you could damage your teeth in an irreparable way.

Advantages of Going Professional

When you visit a dentist, you are getting a procedure done in the knowledge they will keep your teeth and gums safe. Teeth whitening is done using proper equipment, and dentists have years of experience with this very procedure. They use a higher dosage of peroxide, which means a much better whitening results. If you have years’ worth of stains on your teeth, the dentist’s whitening procedure will do a much better job of bringing the sparkle back in your teeth.

Another advantage of visiting the dentist for whitening is allowing them to assess your teeth. If they spot anything concerning, they can immediately let you know what options are available for treatment.

If you are thinking about getting your teeth whitened, or you want to speak with a dentist about any other procedure, give us a call and we can help you out.