Professional Or Over-The-Counter Whitening Kits?
Are you trying to get that brighter, whiter smile? The results of your teeth whitening can actually vary depending on the method you opt for! If you’ve been wondering what difference lies between commercialized, off-the-counter whitening kits and the professional whitening treatment offered at our Practice, here’s what you need to know:
In any case of over-the-counter products, the materials used will be far weaker than professional treatments offered. This is because over-the-counter products are not as strong as they are not used under the supervision of a dental professional. Professional whitening gels are used once an individual has had a thorough dental exam to confirm the whitening will not cause irritation of any existing decay or gum disease. Hence, at Purity Dental, we can give you stronger, faster results and a full checkup to make sure you’re well-suited for the treatment.
Less Bad Reactions
If you look at commercialized products, they have longer shelf life due to the preservatives inside them. Some people can have a reaction to these preservatives and the after-effects can include burning gums and irritation. If you’re opting for a professional product, we guarantee a more gentle and safer treatment.
More efficient application
The application method largely differs between professional and over-the-counter whitening kits. Professionally applied treatment is custom to you and more fitted to your personal smile ensuring the entire surface of your teeth is covered. Over-the-counter kits however have one size trays that can leave some parts of your teeth neglected! This can lead to splotchy whitening or adverse irritation to the gums!
When you come to our clinic, we make sure you have everything you need to take care of your teeth in one go! All you have to do is purchase a tube of gel from our clinic when you run out but with commercialized kits, you’ll have to purchase an entire new kit each time. Considering this, you’ll notice that, professional treatment is much cheaper in the long run.
Call our team at Purity Dental today to make your teeth whitening appointment!