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The Difference Between Professional & At-Home Teeth Whitening

May 18, 2023 6:40 pm

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental service that can help brighten teeth by removing discoloration and lifting stains from teeth. The two main teeth whitening methods are professional in-office whitening sessions and at-home whitening. It’s important to choose a teeth whitening treatment that is safe and effective and still fits your budget. Here’s what you need to know about these two whitening methods.

At-Home Whitening

At-home whitening typically involves a product purchased over-the-counter. While store-bought whitening treatments are easily accessible and convenient, they are not able to provide the same level of whitening as their professional counterpart. The whitening ingredients found in these products aren’t strong enough to provide significantly brighter, long-lasting whitening results. They are also notorious for causing tooth sensitivity.

If you’re looking for a more cost-effective, convenient way to whiten your smile, ask your dentist about take-home whitening trays. Some dentists provide custom-fitted whitening trays paired with professional-grade bleaching gel to help you achieve a noticeably whiter, professional-level smile from the comfort of your own home!

Professional In-Office Teeth Whitening

The best way to quickly achieve a smile that’s up to eight shades lighter is through in-office whitening sessions. Hermitage Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers Zoom!® Teeth Whitening. During an in-office whitening treatment, your dentist will apply a highly concentrated bleaching gel to your teeth and use a bright, blue light to lighten your teeth and remove stains. One of the many benefits of in-office whitening treatments is that our team will adjust your whitening treatment to minimize tooth sensitivity so that you feel comfortable throughout your appointment. How long does Zoom! Teeth Whitening take? In less than an hour, you can walk out of our office flashing a visibly whiter smile!

Professional Teeth Whitening in Hermitage, TN

At Hermitage Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we proudly offer a full suite of dental treatments, including professional whitening! In addition to looking after our patients’ oral health, we’re also dedicated to helping them look and feel their best behind their smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is an important facet of dentistry that can help boost patients’ self-confidence and self-esteem. Please contact us to schedule a teeth whitening consultation!

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