3 Reasons to Get Teeth Whitening Kits from a Dentist

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Walk into any store and you’ll probably find dozens of teeth whitening products on the shelves. From whitening strips to LED light kits, there are now hundreds of teeth whitening products on the market claiming to whiten your teeth just like the dentist’s office. Unfortunately, over-the-counter products simply aren’t as powerful or effective as in-office treatments and some can end up damaging your teeth.

Here are three reasons why you should always get your teeth whitening products from a dentist:

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#1: Prescription-Strength Products

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.

#2: 100% Safe

A take-home kit is easy to use and one of our hygienists will show you exactly how to use it 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. Getting your teeth whitening services or products from a dentist reduces or eliminates the risk of long-term damage to your smile.

#3: Faster Results

It can take several weeks or even months to see results from whitening toothpastes and 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. 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 but fairly quick results. You won’t see results as soon as you remove the trays but will 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 complementary whitening products.

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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.

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