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Is Professional Teeth-Whitening Worth It?

October 25, 2021
Posted By: Gibson Dental

You've seen the commercials on TV or perhaps on your social media feeds, over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments that promise professional results. Considering the claims, you might be tempted to spend your hard-earned money trying these products out. But your dentist in Madison, AL, can offer a more comprehensive teeth whitening plan with options to help maximize your results. So naturally, we want you to get the most bang for your buck.

Before You Whiten Your Teeth

When you visit with Dr. McKenna Gibson about teeth whitening, you'll get the benefit of a complete oral exam, which includes a professional cleaning. Removing any plaque and tartar from your teeth is essential. That is because any build-up on your teeth will inhibit the whitening agents from acting on your tooth enamel, effectively wasting it.

Better Fitting Trays Mean Better Results

The team at Gibson Dental can offer several whitening products depending on your needs. If you choose a take-home treatment, one advantage of professional teeth whitening is that we create a very accurate, custom tray for your mouth. This fit ensures the whitening gel contacts most tooth surfaces while keeping away from your gums and other tissues.

Another edge our professionally-fit whitening tray has on over-the-counter products is that you may use a more potent whitening agent, and your dentist can ensure you have a complete understanding of its use instructions. Then we become a resource as you treat to help you achieve the best results while not sacrificing health and safety.

Options Beyond Teeth Whitening

Finally, when you use dentist-provided teeth whitening options, you'll also have a professional eye on your results. Most people understand that teeth whitening treatments usually need to be applied repeatedly for the results you want. But with an over-the-counter option, you may not realize that the treatment won't work with your particular issue, and any repeated applications are a waste of both time and money.

However, the Gibson Dental team can evaluate the teeth that don't respond and offer alternatives. For example, some tooth discoloration will stubbornly resist whitening. However, we offer several cosmetic treatments to correct the problem, including cosmetic dental bonding and porcelain veneers.

Teeth Whitening in Madison, AL

So while a whole host of new teeth whitening treatments are available, professional teeth whitening at Gibson Dental is more reliable, safer, and comprehensive. If you're interested in learning more, give us a call to schedule a consultation.

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