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Should You Whiten Your Teeth At Home Or At The Dentist's Office?

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Having yellow teeth can earn you all sorts of inglorious nicknames. Even if people are polite enough not to call attention to your yellow teeth, they may secretly be turned away from you. On a first date, an interview, or other opportunities to make a first impression, your teeth might secure your demise before you even have a chance. Fortunately, whether you smoke, are a habitual coffee drinker, or are paying the price for past lapses in dental hygiene, you should be able to whiten your teeth. Deciding whether to try an at-home method or to go into a dental office for your whitening will depend on a few different factors. 

What to Expect from at-Home Whitening

The solutions available at a grocery store are much weaker than what you would find at a dental office. Part of the reason for this is that your untrained hands are much more liable to smear some of the whitening solution over your gums which can irritate and/or discolor your gums. As a result of using weaker whitening solutions, at-home remedies can take several weeks to whiten your teeth. They may also bleach away some of your tooth enamel and cause tooth sensitivity or pain. Thus, at best, you should plan ahead to make sure your teeth are white for special events.

Whitening at a Dentist's Office

Dentists' receive special training on how to use the solutions and instruments they use in their office; thus, the risk of smearing solution were it isn't needed is greatly reduced. Furthermore, dentists will use special lights to acerbate the action of the whiteners. This means that you can achieve spectacular results in one or two sessions at the dentist. On the other hand, you will pay more to go to the dentist than you would pay for a whitener that you would find in the pharmacy aisle. However, if you need whitening done quickly, you need the best results, or you don't trust yourself, then whitening at the dentist is the only way to go. 

White teeth can open doors, and even if you have been living with stained teeth for years, you should be able to achieve a much whiter look with a proper whitening. You can achieve good results with at-home whitening kits, but dentists have access to higher quality whitening kits that will help you to achieve better results and more quickly. Thus, go to Accent On Dentistry - Rowena R Martir DMD or another dentist when your need really white teeth really quickly.