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The Problem With Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

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Teeth-whitening products are everywhere. You can find them in any drugstore, grocery store, or big box store. Part of this is because our society values having a whiter, brighter smile. The problem with over-the-counter whitening is that you might not achieve great results. Our Orlando FL dental office is using high-strength whitening systems to give you a dazzling smile that you’ll be proud to shine.

Both of our doctors at Overmeyer Family Dental are trained to render safe and affordable teeth whitening treatments that will give you great results. Our whitening treatments are custom to your smile. Today we want to explain a few reasons why professional whitening might be better for your smile than over-the-counter whitening treatments.

Generic whitening isn’t as strong as professional whitening

If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, many dentists will suggest that you start with over-the-counter treatments. There are many types of whitening toothpastes, gels, and whitening strips available to anyone at most major drugstores or big box stores. The reality is that these whitening solutions will not provide big changes in your smile because the whitening agent isn’t that strong. The problem here is that you might spend a fortune on over-the-counter whitening solutions for little results.

Professional whitening can make drastic changes in your smile in a short period of time.

No professional oversight

Dental organizations, dentists, and federal regulation entities approve much of the over-the-counter whitening solutions you can find today. It’s even common for a dentist to encourage you to use some of these products. But beware of how you use these products. A dentist will tell you to make sure your mouth is healthy (free of gum disease and tooth decay) before applying teeth whitening to your mouth. Additionally, applying too much whitening to your teeth and actually damage the enamel. So, whether you want to whiten your teeth with professional tools or over-the-counter methods, check with your dentist first!

May lead to uneven results

Over-the-counter whitening options like whitening strips are not uniform to anyone’s smile. It makes sense because the companies want to mass produce the product in order to make more money. But this can be a problem. The size and alignment of the tooth affect how the whitening strips fit on the teeth. This can cause problems such as uneven streaks in the smile. With professional whitening, you don’t have to worry about uneven results. At Overmeyer Family Dental, we’ll design custom mouthguards and then prescribe a special whitening solution. With the custom mouthguard and the whitening solution combined, we’ll make sure the whitening reaches every corner of your smile. So, with professional whitening, you won’t have to worry about uneven results! You’ll have a natural-looking and beautiful smile.

If you have whitening needs, visit our office first to see how we can help. Overmeyer Family Dental can provide custom whitening solutions. Don’t settle for poor over-the-counter teeth whitening. Give us a call today at (407) 871-3143 to book your consultation with us.

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