Nothing beats taking a photo and being able to flash some pearly whites. However, teeth are prone to staining and becoming damaged over time and with use. You may be familiar with teeth bleaching, a way to not only restore your teeth’s color but leave them brighter than before. The two most common forms of bleaching are in-office bleaching and at-home bleaching. Let’s find out the differences between these two so you can know which is best for your needs.
At-home teeth bleaching is generally considered the most affordable option. You can buy it over the counter and complete the whole process at home. However, at-home bleaching does not use as strong of a formula compared to in-office bleaching. This is for safety and regulation reasons. The weaker formula will still lighten your teeth, but it may take multiple sessions and not lighten them to a point you’re satisfied with. The lack of a professional there can also cause applications to be spotty and not consistent. So while it is affordable, it’s generally considered inferior to in-office treatments.
Bleaching your teeth in-office is generally considered a more efficient option compared to at-home treatment. The formula used is far stronger because you are under medical supervision, your teeth will become shades lighter than your original white color, the treatment takes about one hour compared to multiple days, and the professionals can guarantee a smooth application and consistency. In-office bleaching has a higher up-front cost compared to bleaching at your home, but it’s made up for with consistent results that outshine at-home treatments.
Which Is Right for Me?
You may find yourself struggling with knowing what treatment option is best for you. The ease of access and affordability of at-home treatment, or the exceptional results and smooth process of in-office treatments. Our team at Gentle Dental Care, LLC, understands that deciding what’s right for your teeth’s appearance is not something you take lightly. That’s why our team of experts can help you decide what’s best for you while they evaluate your dental goals. Let Gentle Dental Care help you get the teeth you deserve by contacting us at 732-549-5660 today.