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Lucio H. Kim DDS
Providing the best dental care for Glendale, CA

Are store-bought whiteners safe?

teeth whitening kit | dentist glendale ca There is a huge demand for whitening products, and estimates say that consumers spend over a billion dollars annually to attain a whiter smile! 

About Store-Bought Whiteners

In general, store-bought whiteners have been found to be safe to use, although it’s important to note that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate these products. An obvious drawback to using these whiteners is that the process is not supervised by a dentist

This is a problem because your teeth need to be healthy when you whiten. If you have cavities or decay and the whitening gel penetrates these areas, you will experience excruciating pain. On the other hand, if your teeth are healthy, you shouldn’t have a problem with over-the-counter-whiteners other than the fact that they don’t perform as well as professional treatments.

Try Our Glendale Office's Professional Whitening

We highly recommend that you consider a professional whitening for the brightest smile. Our dentist uses prescription-strength KöR whiteners that penetrate deep inside your teeth and lift out the most stubborn stains. This product produces brilliant results that can whiten your teeth by as much as 16 shades in just a few weeks.

If you are thinking about teeth whitening, please call our Glendale dental office to arrange an appointment for a professional cleaning followed by a KöR whitening treatment.

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