What are my professional teeth whitening options?

Teeth whitening

Everybody wants to have a beautiful, vibrant smile. It is a sign of youth and good health. Sometimes, however, genetic, environmental and dietary factors mean that our smile can yellow and wear-out over time, no matter how much we think we take good care of it.

Thankfully, there are now a number of modern teeth whitening techniques available that have better and longer lasting results than ever before. At Crookes and Jenkins Dental, we are proud to offer our patients both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments, to ensure that there is a teeth whitening option that suits your lifestyle.

In-office Whitening

Having your teeth whitened by a dental professional is undoubtedly the best way to achieve the results that you desire. In fact, in just one sitting, it is possible to achieve teeth that are up to eight shades whiter. As the treatment is performed by a professional, stronger bleach can be used to achieve dramatic results in less than an hour!

Scared that your teeth might be sensitive to whitening? Professional teeth whitening products penetrate the enamel of the tooth to lift stains that are deeper in the tooth, rather than just the stains on the surface. Minor sensitivity does not indicate damage; rather, it indicates the penetration of the tooth.

Take-home Whitening

If you have particularly sensitive teeth or are looking for a more gradual teeth whitening option, take-home teeth whitening kits are a great option. They are economical and allow you to monitor and choose the shade that you are happy with. The best part? They are completely reusable!

Take-home teeth whitening kits make use of a custom-made mouth tray made by your dentist. The trays have both day and nighttime formulas and allow enough room for both the teeth and the gel to fit snugly inside, without spillage. Take-home teeth whitening kits can garner fantastic results in as little as two weeks! These kits are more individually tailored than the over-the-counter options, as there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. This ensures the right treatment for your unique smile and results that you can be confident in.

Teeth Whitening Fads/Cheap Whitening Kits

The rise of social media advertising has seen the rise of at-home ‘fad’ whitening treatments. These are often less-expensive and less-effective than the whitening kits provided by your dentist and usually involve cheap whitening strips, or blue-light activated gel kits. These products are not licensed to provide whitening at the strength required to garner dramatic results – at a dentist’s strength. Having your teeth whitening professional is the best way to ensure that your results are to your expectations, safe and long lasting. It also ensures that you have a support team to guide you through the process and to answer any questions you may have along the way.

If you are interested in whitening your teeth the safe and reliable way, or to find out more information, please contact the friendly team at Crookes and Jenkins today!

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