These days the question isn’t whether or not you can whiten your teeth. The question is how you want to whiten your teeth. Thanks to advancements in dental techniques and technology, there are more ways than ever to make your pearly whites even more dazzling. That also means that you might feel stumped trying to decide which is the best option for you. Here are some things to consider:
The Benefits of In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you’re working with limited time, or you simply want to see results as fast as possible, then in-office teeth whitening is the way to go for you. All it takes is one appointment at the dental practice to noticeably boost the brightness of your teeth by a few shades. In-office teeth whitening is also a great choice for those who don’t want to have to manage the treatment by themselves and simply want to leave things in the hands of the professionals.
The Benefits of Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Take-home teeth whitening has two big benefits: convenience and affordability. Starting with the first: With take-home teeth whitening, your dentist gives you custom, professional-strength materials that you use at home to whiten your teeth when it’s most convenient for you (following their treatment plan of course). In terms of cost, this type of teeth whitening is often more affordable than in-office whitening.
The Drawbacks of DIY Teeth Whitening
At the end of the day, the best teeth whitening treatment for you will always be one that’s supervised by a dental professional, whether that means supervised in person or supervised through the materials and instructions they give you. If you try to whiten your teeth at home with some DIY treatment you found on the internet, you run the risk of experiencing tooth sensitivity, or, even worse, causing real damage to your smile. Unfortunately, many of those treatments you stumble upon online are simply ineffective.
If you’re still stumped about what kind of teeth whitening treatment you should get, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Artistic Dentistry. We take pride in helping people in our community achieve their best and brightest smiles with our cosmetic dental services. We invite you to come into our Tucson office for a teeth whitening consultation so we can help you decide your next steps.