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Advantages of In-Office Teeth Whitening at Your Arvada Dentist


Many at-home whitening products are available such as gel strips, whitening trays, rinses, and toothpastes. However, the whitening trays that you buy at the store aren’t one size fits all, so they may irritate your gums and cause other unwanted discomforts. When you buy these products, don’t expect them to magically whiten your teeth with one use either. The bleaching agent is not as strong as the materials used in your Arvada dentist’s office so your teeth will whiten much more gradually.

One type of in-office whitening involves the use of a bleaching agent and a laser light to activate and speed up the whitening process. Another option is to get custom-made whitening trays that you can use at home.

Professional solutions used by your dentist are stronger than the over-the-counter kits so your teeth will whiten quicker and sensitive gums won’t get as irritated by the chemicals. However, if you have a dental implant, it’s important to remember that the tooth will not change color in the whitening process. This is because whitening effects both the enamel and dentin of a natural tooth.

Contact your Complete Dental Care today to learn more about teeth whitening and make sure your smile is bright and healthy!