Professional Vs. Store-Bought Whitening

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Have you noticed the shade of your teeth getting dull and discolored over time? It’s very common for teeth to start to lose their pearlescent sheen and need a boost. Instead of reaching for an over-the-counter whitening product while you’re at the grocery store, it’s important to understand the differences between professional and store-bought whitening products before making a decision.


When it comes to results, there is no guarantee when you’re dealing with over-the-counter whitening products. On average, most store-bought whitening products leave patients feeling less than satisfied with their results. In comparison, professional whitening is catered to you. With professional whitening, you can ensure that you receive the bright, shiny results you’re looking for.


While whitening strips and toothpastes may make a temporary difference, they don’t have the longevity that professional treatment options have. With proper aftercare, professional whitening treatment results can last for years.


With professional teeth whitening treatments, a skilled, knowledgeable dental team is able to monitor you throughout the entire process. We also ensure that whitening is a good option for your oral health before proceeding. It’s important to get a consultation before whitening treatments to make sure your enamel is strong enough to withstand bleaching gel.


On average, store-bought whitening treatments are usually cheaper. However, the cheapest option isn’t always the best. If the price is a main factor in choosing your whitening treatment, there are professional options that are more affordable, such as whitening trays! When speaking with a dentist about teeth whitening, you can get an accurate cost estimate based on your specific needs and smile goals.

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Are you ready to achieve a bright, picturesque smile? At Ashley Laird, DDS, we offer advanced, state-of-the-art teeth whitening treatments to take your smile to the next level. Contact us today to book your teeth whitening consultation!

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