We all love to see sparkling, pearly whites when we smile into the mirror, which has led to the popularization of all sorts of new and innovative whitening products. Walk into any convenience store or pharmacy and you’ll probably find dozens of teeth whitening products on the shelves. From whitening strips and toothpastes, to LED light kits or other teeth whitening kits, there are now hundreds of whitening products on the market claiming to give you that pristine smile like you just came from the dentist’s office. Unfortunately, over-the-counter products just simply aren’t as powerful or effective as in-office treatments, and some can even end up causing damage to your teeth.
To avoid causing damage to your smile which would result in an even higher dental bill, here are three reasons why you should always get your teeth whitening kits and products from a dentist:
There’s a reason why some whitening products are only available from a dentist. These products contain high levels of whitening agents and other potent ingredients that aren’t allowed to be sold over the counter. If you want to whiten and brighten your smile by a few shades, you can’t get the results of high-quality, medical-grade products from over the counter solutions. Getting a whitening kit from the dentist means you can count on getting prescription-strength products that are proven to whiten your teeth while accounting for any specific dental issues or needs that you may have.
A take-home kit is easy to use and one of our hygienists at Friendly Dentistry will show you exactly how to use the product so you get the best results. One of the great things about using at-home whitening kits that come straight from a dentist’s office is there’s no risk of damaging your gums or teeth when using them correctly. All the ingredients have been tested and you will receive the right solution of whitening agents based on your needs.
Buying products online or over the counter puts you at risk of tooth damage and gum irritation because you do not know if the product that you are buying is designed for your specific needs. In fact, some commercial products can strip the teeth of their natural enamel and, with frequent use, make your teeth more vulnerable to cracking and damaging, increased tooth sensitivity and gingival irritation. Research has shown other risks include tooth surface roughening and softening, and even worsening the color of your teeth. Getting your teeth whitening kits or products from a dentist reduces or eliminates the risk of long-term damage or tooth sensitivity to your smile.
It can take several weeks or even months to see results from whitening toothpastes, gels or whitening strips. You have to be very consistent and, depending on your lifestyle, the results may not last very long. When you use professional teeth whitening kits, you can expect to see results within a few days. Plus, the whitening of your teeth will last much longer! When you buy your teeth whitening kits from Friendly Dentistry, we will give you specific instructions on how long to wear the trays, how much product to use, and how to take care of your teeth while using the whitening treatments to get the best possible result.
Outside of in-office whitening treatments, such as Philips Zoom! Whitening sessions where you get instant results, at-home trays produce gradual results. You won’t see a difference in your smile as soon as you remove the trays, but an in-house product will help you see a significant difference in the shade of your teeth over the course of a few days. The results look natural, last longer than those from store-bought kits, and are easy to maintain with complimentary whitening products.
If you are looking for a brighter smile that lasts, and is worth the bang for your buck, there is no better solution than whitening kits from the dentist office. Besides their professionalism and authority in the space, buying a whitening kit from Friendly Dentistry ensures that your teeth are 100% safe and protected. Friendly Dentistry offers the Nupro Teeth Whitening Kit to help you whiten your teeth gradually and achieve professional results. Learn more about our teeth whitening kits here.