Home vs. In-Office Teeth Whitening

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You can buy nearly countless products to whiten your teeth with at the supermarket. With that widespread availability, it probably seems superfluous to have your dentist whiten your teeth for you.

Over-the-counter whitening options serve a purpose and have a place in cosmetic dentistry, but the services offered here at Madison Dental Spa should also be considered by anyone who is looking to whiten their teeth.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the difference between home and in-office whitening solutions.

At-home whitening

If your teeth are already in great shape from a cosmetic standpoint, and you don’t have any issues with gum sensitivity, at-home whitening is great option. You can choose from rinses, toothpaste, gel strips, and trays to name just a few options. However, none of these options are custom-made, so you may not get the fit or results you’re looking for.

Additionally, if you have sensitive gums and use any kind of gel or rinse, you risk irritating your gums and making the process painful.

In-office whitening

The biggest benefit to teeth whitening in our office here in Madison, Connecticut is that Dr. Moumen Almouzayn is able to custom-fit whitening trays to your teeth. This ensures a more even whitening on your teeth, and Dr. Moumen Almouzayn is able to make sure your gums aren’t irritated by the whitening products.

Also, here at Madison Dental Spa, we have access to more powerful whitening solutions than what you can buy over the counter. This means your teeth will whiten faster.

If you’re interested in teeth whitening but want more information before deciding on a course of action, or you’re ready to schedule a whitening appointment with us, call today at 203.245.5101.