Whitening: Dentists vs At-Home Kits

Do you ever wish you could have a more radiant smile? Would you be surprised to learn that Americans, on average, spend more than a billion dollars every year just on store-bought teeth whitening kits? While there isn’t anything innately wrong with at-home whitening, if kits, strips, pastes, or any other whitening method is used incorrectly, you could cause damage. Fortunately, if you decide to visit your dentist you can be confident in the treatment you’ll receive.

Of course, there are other benefits to visiting your dentist. For example, over-the-store whitening kits are created to fit any mouth. While this could be good news, our dentist, Dr. Michelle Metcalf will create a customized tray. Because this tray will fit your smile beautifully, more of your smile will be whitened. Conversely, without a custom tray, you could have multi-colored whitening and spots on your teeth.

Another advantage of having a dentist whiten your teeth is time-efficiency. With store bought whitening kits, you could have to wait up to twelve days to see results, but if you choose a professional whitening, you can have a more radiant smile in less than two hours.

Our team at Smiles Dental can examine your smile to get you the best results possible. If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 509.850.3050. We’re excited to hear from you!