Do Dentists Treatments Work Better
Than OTC Whitening?
Practically every toothpaste on the market offers whitening products these days, but can store-bought products really whiten the teeth? Some can, but they don’t always give you predictable results. They also take great deal longer to work than professional treatments. All whiteners use hydrogen peroxide, but the way this ingredient is delivered varies significantly among products. Only dentist-provided whitening treatments can give you predictable, dramatic results in a short period of time.
Are you looking for a teeth whitening dentist, Chandler AZ? Contact Dr. Mark Arooni for prescription strength whitening. We provide both take-home an in-office treatments, to uncover the natural glow of your smile. Call our office at 480-855-1200 to make an appointment.
Why Store Products Give You Less-Predictable Results
Whitening toothpastes may contain the same ingredients dentists use to whiten the teeth, but not in the same concentrations. Furthermore, if your teeth are only in contact with it for a few minutes a day, it’s not going to be as effective as longer-contact methods. Whitening trays and strips are slightly better than whitening toothpastes, but they are made in one-size-fits-all sizes. Without a customized fit, the whitening gel has a tendency to spread to the gums and become diluted by saliva. Not only does this make them less effective at whitening, but it can also cause sensitivity in the gums. No one should have to feel a burning or stinging sensation in order to whiten their teeth!
Dentist-provided products, on the other hand, provide customized trays that fit your teeth correctly and stay in place. This allows the gel to stay in contact with the teeth longer, so it can better dissolve pigment stains.
Beyond the delivery methods, store products are less reliable in the quality of the whitening ingredients. In many cases, the manufacturers may have little control over the conditions the products are kept in. Time and temperature can make the active ingredients less chemically stable. They may lose effectiveness after a long trip in a hot truck or after many months sitting in a warehouse. With dentist-provided whitening products, we know the product is chemically stable because it is kept in optimal conditions and has a precise “use by” date.
Dentist-provided products contain higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, as well. Because dental providers are trained in the safe use of stronger whitening gels, we are allowed to provide prescription-strength products you simply can’t buy in stores.
Visit Dr. Arooni to Learn About Whitening Treatments
Everyone should be able to smile with confidence. When your teeth are stained by years of accumulated food and beverage stains, they may look more yellow or grey than they should. Our whitening treatments safely dissolve pigment residues, to uncover the natural brightness of your tooth enamel.
We offer two types of teeth whitening: in-office treatments and customized take-home products. With the in-office option, you will receive a stronger whitening treatment that will lighten your teeth several shades in just one office visit. This is a great option for patients who are looking for dramatic results in a short period of time.
If you prefer gradual whitening over time, our take-home products can give you equally stunning results over a period of weeks. Simply wear your customized trays for about 30 minutes a day, and you will notice your teeth looking brighter by the week.
If your store-bought teeth whitening products have not shown you the results you seek, teeth whitening dentist, Chandler AZ, Dr. Paul Arooni can help you brighten your smile. Call our office at 480-855-1200 to make an appointment to learn about our treatments.