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If you’re looking to whiten your teeth, you’re probably aware that you have a number of different options, such as:
Even with many options to choose from, you’re probably wondering which is best for you. Well, the answer is simple—no other whitening solution works nearly as well as an in-office whitening performed by an experienced dentist like Dr. Skopp.
While various toothpastes and gels can eventually lighten your teeth by at least one shade, in-office whitening treatments can whiten teeth at least three to eight times better. The major difference between the two is in their chemical makeup, as the majority of over-the-counter products only contain somewhere between 3 to 6% hydrogen peroxide.
On the other hand, the products dentists use typically contain around 15 to 35% hydrogen peroxide—the maximum amount allowed per the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance for safety and effectiveness.
If you still prefer to perform your own tooth bleaching at home, you should at least consider discussing your options with your dentist, as he may be able to recommend better products or even provide you with a dentist-supervised, in-home whitening solution.
Unlike other toothpastes, gels, and other products, there are a few additional steps to in-office tooth bleaching procedures that are safer and more effective.
First, our team will fully protect your gums before applying the whitening agent. We will then use a special light aimed directly at your chemically-coated teeth. This light is really what makes all the difference between in-office and at-home tooth bleaching products. Home Tooth bleaching products need to be used for hours a day over a period of a month or more to show real improvement. By taking advantage of in-office teeth whitening services, you’ll be able to see immediate results after just one thirty- or sixty-minute whitening session with Dr. Skopp in Palm Beach Gardens.
Of course, in order to ensure the best results, you may still require another session or two, depending on the level of discoloration and how white you’d like them to be.
After having your teeth whitened in our Palm Beach Gardens office, Dr. Skopp may want you to come back in for a quick check-up after several days to ensure your teeth and gums are taking to the procedure well. If you’re serious about achieving that white smile you’ve always dreamed of, then don’t hesitate to call us at 561-799-5000 today or contact us online to set up an appointment and see what we can do for you.