Whitening your teeth is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in the world. Everyone wants a nice, bright, dazzling smile. However, with all the options to whiten available, picking the right one can be a definite challenge.
So how do you choose between having a dentist whiten your teeth, or doing it yourself? Let’s look at the pros and cons of both.
The quickest and effective way to whiten your teeth is to use the services offered here at Kenai Dental Clinic in Kenai, Alaska. Letting a professional whiten your teeth gives you access to whitening solutions that are far more powerful than what’s available over-the-counter. Dr. Glen Lockwood can also apply the whitening gels in such a way that your gums won’t become irritated. It’s easy to let the gel spill out of the take-home whitening trays, and when it gets on your gums it can cause serious irritation.
Your teeth also whiten faster when you visit a dentist’s office than at home. If your smile isn’t deeply stained, you can conceivably walk out of the office with a white smile in just a single appointment.
You can also whiten your smile with products bought over-the-counter. These products include whitening trays and strips. They do take longer than in-office whitening, and aren’t as effective if your teeth are deeply stained.
Either procedure can be effective, but if you think in-office whitening is your best bet, then call us today at 907-283-4875 to schedule an appointment.