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Is Professional Teeth Whitening Worth It?

December 2, 2015
Posted By: Dr. Daniel Surh, DMD
Professional Teeth Whitening Chico CA

One of the most common complaints people have about their smile is that it is stained or discolored, yet teeth whitening procedures are also one of the fastest and most inexpensive ways to rejuvenate your smile. At South Chico Dental Care, we offer in-office teeth whitening treatments, and professional grade whitening kits that you can take home, but one of the questions we get asked all the time is if professional teeth whitening procedures are worth the time and money.

Why Choose In-Office Whitening

Faster results – There are many teeth whitening products available from chewing gum to whitening strips and gels, but generally it will take you weeks or months to see any results. With in-office whitening you will have noticeably whiter teeth with just one visit. Even the best over the counter products cannot get you the results you want in the time in-office treatments will.

Better results – It is natural for our teeth to become dull as we age. Mix that with the daily cup of joe, occasional glass of red wine, and smoking, and our teeth can become stained and yellow. Store brought products may be able to lift some of the discoloration, professional strength products will go farther into the enamel to lift stubborn stains from your teeth.

It’s cheaper – While professional whitening treatments may not seem as cheap as a whitening toothpaste, you will get more for your money. Store bought kits can be just as if not more expensive than in-office whitening. It can also take several kits to get you the same results as one professional treatment.

It’s better for you – Many store bought kits, gels, and other whitening products are high in acidic components which can actually eat away the enamel and cause sensitivity. In-office products will not harm your teeth, and though you may experience some sensitivity, it often goes away after a few days.

Something to Smile About

We understand it can be difficult to find the time to go to the dentist for an in-office whitening treatment, which is why we offer an at-home kit with the same professional strength gel. We will even take impressions of your teeth and give you customized whitening trays so you get the best results. If you are in the Chico, CA area and have been wanting a whiter smile or would like more information about our in-office and at-home whitening treatments, please contact South Chico Dental Care today! 

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