Find Just the Right Whitening
People always ask me, “Why should I bleach my teeth in-office rather than get some over-the-counter product?” Over-the-counter products, I have found with my patients—the strips—they can irritate the gums, cause some sensitivity and people aren’t compliant. They buy that stuff over the counter and they start off strong and then they don’t finish it, they don’t use. Then they’re not so happy with their results.
When you go to a dentist and you have your teeth bleached in a dental office, we do it for you. You lay back in the chair and we do the work for you. It’s painless, and there’s no sensitivity, and it’s the closest thing to a spa treatment in the dental chair—it’s fun. Sometimes my patients want to go a little whiter and so we recommend that you piggyback the laser treatment with take-home trays. You can go a little whiter or you can maintain it every six months. It’s a good idea to maintain your bleaching treatment with take-home trays because as we age or depending on our diet or genetics, our teeth darken. If you maintain it, then you never have to do an in-house bleaching treatment again.