It’s no secret that people want whiter, brighter teeth. Most of us also prefer convenience over effort whenever possible. That’s exactly why over-the-counter teeth whitening kits have become so popular in recent years. But are they worth your money? O are you better off visiting your dentist for in-office teeth whitening?
There are so many options available these days; it can be hard to know what options are right for you. Fortunately, at Overmeyer Family Dental we can help cut through the clutter and assist you in making the right decisions for your teeth.
Over-The-Counter At-Home Teeth Whitening
There are several at-home teeth whitening products available over-the-counter that promise whiter, brighter teeth.
- Whitening rinses
Rinses are easy to use. Just swish the liquid around your mouth for a minute or two then spit it out. Because the rinse is only in contact with your teeth for a short amount of time, your teeth will gradually whiten, instead of whitening after one or two uses. Rinses tend to work better for preventing new stains after you undergo a different teeth whitening treatment.
- Whitening toothpaste
May work well to remove surface stains and gradually brighten your teeth, but whitening toothpaste has been known to give some people sensitive teeth.
- Gel Strips
Gel strips are applied to the teeth, usually once a day for as long as two hours. They have the potential to whiten your teeth, but you’ll likely need to use them consistently for 10-20 days to see results.
- Whitening trays
Whitening trays use a gel to whiten your teeth, and you can see results after just one use. But the trays included in at-home kits aren’t custom-made so they can rub against and irritate your gums.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Because we know our patients feel most comfortable when they’re at home, at Overmeyer Family Dental, we combine the best of in-office teeth whitening with the convenience of at-home kits.
Dr. Thomas Overmeyer or Dr. Jessica Overmeyer will take a close look at your teeth to see if teeth whitening is right for you and which treatment will work best. We will take impressions of your teeth to make custom trays.
Those trays are filled with a professional-strength gel that will dramatically whiten your smile. The trays are comfortable and individually tailored to fit your mouth and prevent irritation to your gums and surrounding tissues.
Our whitening solution is stronger and therefore more effective than over-the-counter whitening kits. You can see professional results with our teeth whitening system.
What Teeth Whitening Solution Is Right For You?
It can be tempting to reach for over-the-counter teeth whitening kits, especially given how inexpensive they are, but there’s a catch: you get what you pay for. Many of those over-the-counter strips, gels, and rinses leave users disappointed. You may even become frustrated with the amount of time it takes to see results or the discomfort you experience when using the products.
If you want professional-looking results that are noticeable after just one treatment, our in-office teeth whitening treatment is the one for you.
However, teeth whitening treatments shouldn’t be used by women who are pregnant or nursing. Anyone with untreated tooth decay or gum disease should have their teeth treated before undergoing a whitening treatment. An open and honest discussion with us is important for the proper care and maintenance of your teeth.
Ready For A Whiter, Brighter Smile?
If you’re ready to take the leap and achieve a whiter, brighter smile, we’re here to help! When you schedule a consultation at Overmeyer Family Dental in Orlando, FL, we will take a close look at your teeth and help you decide what treatments are right for you. If you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, we can get the process started right then and there!
To learn more about teeth whitening solutions and treatment options, don’t hesitate to call our office. If you’re ready, go ahead and schedule a consultation. We’d love to hear from you!