Dallas, TX Teeth Whitening Dentist Answers Questions about Whitening Products

Written by Dr. Lin on Nov 5, 2013

Teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental treatments at the Dallas, TX Teeth Whitening Dentist Office. Many patients who once thought they were stuck with dull and yellowing teeth now have options. Everyone wants a beautiful smile. It is a huge part of that very important first impression.

Since teeth whitening has become so popular, you may wonder what your options are. You may be overwhelmed and confused by all the hype and claims. Today I’d like to answer some of the questions that are most commonly asked so that you can make the best choice.

Do Whitening Toothpastes Work?

Toothpastes that claim to whiten your teeth are minimally effective. They work by removing stains on the surface of your teeth. Like whitening strips, it can take several weeks to see any type of result. They can also help to maintain results after a professional bleaching treatment by your dentist.

How Effective are Teeth Whitening Strips?

Teeth whitening strips are one of the best selling over-the-counter options for a brighter smile. They are popular because they are convenient and fairly inexpensive. But are these whitening strips effective? The answer is that they are certainly more effective than not using anything. You can spend a lot of money over a long period of time, however, and still not see the results you want.

Are Generic Teeth Whitening Kits a Good Choice?

Teeth whitening kits are slightly more effective than strips or toothpastes. These work by using a tray to deliver the bleaching agent. The problem is that the tray is not custom fit to your teeth and does not sufficiently cover your teeth to provide uniform whitening.

What about Professional Whitening?

The quickest and most effective teeth whitening is a professional treatment by the Dallas, TX Teeth Whitening Dentist. The reason is that a dentist can use a bleaching solution with a much higher percentage of carbamide peroxide (the whitening agent) than can be safely used by the consumer at home. The second choice available from your dentist is a take-home whitening kit complete with a tray that is custom fit to your teeth.

If you’re not happy with the results you have been seeing after using over the counter products, contact our office. We will discuss the options we have available to you so that you can make the best decision to help you get the smile of your dreams.