Lucio H. Kim DDS

In-Office vs At-Home Teeth Whitening

May 10, 2022
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Posted By: Lucio H. Kim, DDS Team

People whiten their smiles for various reasons, including before weddings, travel plans, or just because they want a change. So if you have stained and discolored teeth, you may be thinking about your options—wondering how at-home systems compare with professional teeth whitening in Glendale, CA.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

At-home systems, purchased in drugstores or online, may lift some stains, but they are not prescription-strength. Strips and gels bought in stores can also harm your enamel or restorations. Additionally, you can be left with uneven tooth shades across your smile.

For safe and effective results, we recommend sticking with your dentist!

Professional Teeth Whitening in Glendale, CA

Professional teeth whitening is safe because your dentist evaluates your oral health before okaying treatment. Professional systems are also prescription-grade and powerful enough to lift even stubborn stains. So you can count on an even result across your smile.

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

Your dentist evaluates your teeth and gums, especially if you’re a new patient with no recent records on file. Then, if you’re a candidate for whitening, we may recommend teeth cleaning to start. This helps the product better lift tooth stains.

After your dental cleaning, we take impressions of your teeth and fabricate whitening trays. You take these trays home, along with our whitening gel. Simply follow the instructions provided by our dental team. As the days pass, you’ll notice your teeth looking brighter.

At the end of treatment, you come into our dental office to finish your whitening under the directions of our team.

You can touch up your smile whenever you like because you have your whitening trays and gel at home!

Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist in Glendale, CA

Professional teeth whitening is an inexpensive way to enhance your smile dramatically. If you would like to learn more or if you’re ready to schedule a whitening consultation, give us a call today.

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