Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

3 Reasons You Should Choose Professional Teeth Whitening

January 23, 2019
Posted By: Dr. Bruce E. Matthews
Woman Smiling With White Teeth | Dentist Wilmington DE

Whitening your teeth is an excellent way to upgrade your smile quickly. However, with so many whitening products available at your local supermarket or drug store, why should you choose professional whitening with your dentist in Wilmington, DE?

Great question! Over-the-counter (OTC) products may seem more cost-effective at first, but in the long run, they may end up costing you more time and money if you're not able to achieve your desired results. Here are some reasons you should consider choosing a professional whitening treatment with your dentist.

Professional Whitening Gel Is More Effective

Your dentist has access to much stronger whitening gel than you can purchase at the store. Using better gel ensures that you'll achieve your desired outcome more efficiently. Some OTC products may not even be able to get you to your desired shade, while your dentist can achieve six to ten shades lighter in just one short office visit. 

Safety First

OTC whitening products are one-size-fits-all. Ill-fitting products may not achieve optimum results and could even result in discomfort from whitening gel that touches your gum tissue. Your dentist places protective barriers around your gums and soft tissues before applying the whitening gel to protect these delicate areas. Your dentist will also finish treatment with fluoride to help reduce any sensitivity the whitening gel may cause.

Quick Results

Your dentist can deliver immediate results with an in-office whitening treatment. OTC products may take weeks of whitening every day to achieve your desired results. Many patients end up having to visit their dentist anyway for whitening treatment after spending money on ineffective OTC whitening products. Visiting your dentist first for teeth whitening in Wilmington will save you time, stress, and money in the long run.

Contact the dental office of Dr. Bruce Matthews today to learn more about how our team can help you improve your smile!

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