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Store-Bought Whitening VS Professional Teeth Whitening

Store-Bought Whitening VS Professional Teeth Whitening

If your smile isn't as bright as it used to be, you may be wondering whether you should try a store-bought teeth whitening treatment, or whether visiting your Surrey dentist for professional teeth whitening would give you better results. 


Whitening your teeth can be a fast and effective way to improve the overall appearance of your smile. 

If you're considering which whitening method is best for you, it's important to note that not all teeth whitening methods will give you the same results.

Store Bought Whitening Kits

Off the shelf teeth whitening treatments are available from most well-stocked pharmacies. Typically, these whitening kits contain stronger bleaching ingredients than whitening toothpastes, and they will whiten your teeth to a degree. However, they contain a relatively small amount of bleaching agents when compared to the whitening solution provided by your dentist.

Store bought whitening kits are typically a 'one size fits all' treatment option. These kits don't offer custom made whitening trays to perfectly fit your teeth, and don't include the added safety of having your dentist monitor your results (or possible side effects).

Professional Teeth Whitening

When you choose to have your teeth professionally whitened, your Surrey dentist can provide you with gels containing stronger bleaching agents than those found in store bought whitening kits, and custom fitted whitening trays. 

Professional teeth whitening can be done in our office, or your dentist may provide you with a whitening kit and detailed instructions for at-home use. Here at Elgin Corners Dental the most popular method of professional whitening is using a take-home tooth whitening system. This professional whitening treatment can dramatically brighten your smile. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the whitening treatment we provide you with, our team of dental professionals is available to answer your questions. We are also trained to spot and treat any side effects experienced by patients during the whitening process. Whitening your teeth under the professional guidance of your dentist can be a safer than using store bought products. 

If you're wondering which whitening treatment is best for you, contact our office to book an appointment. Your Surrey dentist will be happy to help you to decide which whitening treatment is right for you. 

Possible Side Effects of Teeth Whitening

Speak to your dentist before using any whitening products! The long-term use, (or over-use), of whitening or bleaching products may cause side effects such as tooth abrasion or tooth sensitivity.

Here at Elgin Corners Dental our dentists offer professional teeth whitening treatments to brighten our patient's smiles. If you'd like to discuss teeth whitening options, contact us today to schedule an appointment with your Surrey dentist.

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