Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS
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Why Professional Teeth Whitening Is a Better Option than Store-Bought Whitening Kits

February 17, 2021
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Posted By: Bruce E. Matthews, DDS, PA
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We recommend professional teeth whitening over store-bought kits for the same reason a physician advocates prescribed medications over improvised or friend-recommended supplements. It is always about your safety (in this case, the safety of your teeth and gums) and providing you with the best outcome possible.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Wilmington, DE

Professional teeth whitening starts with a consultation or evaluation of your oral health in our dental office. After the exam and after learning more about your smile goals, your dentist decides whether teeth whitening is a safe and viable option for you.

If it is, we typically start you with teeth cleaning to eliminate the stubborn plaque that can hamper your whitening results by keeping the whitening product away from your enamel. Then we provide professional teeth whitening safely and with a predictable result.

Your Wilmington dentist or a member of our team can also give you tips to help you maintain your new bright smile, and we are always here to answer your questions.

Store-Bought Whitening Kits

With store-bought whitening kits, it is not always a simple undertaking. Your dentist can’t tell you whether the ingredients or consistencies are too harsh for your teeth and gums. Additionally, the whitening trays will not be customized to fit your teeth, which often means product spillage and tooth sensitivity.

And it is impossible to predict the outcome with store-bought products. Will the final result be even whitening across all teeth or varying shades of off-white and yellow? Will you be left with tooth sensitivity and results that make you wish you’d never picked up the product online or in the drugstore?

Whiten Your Smile with Professionals in Wilmington, DE

If you have an event coming up—wedding, vacation, or job interview—we invite you to contact our dental office to schedule a teeth whitening consultation. A bright smile instills confidence and encourages you to smile.

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