Dark-haired man smiles and points to his teeth after professional teeth whitening in Olathe, KS

How to Choose the Right Teeth Whitening Option

December 29, 2021 10:51 pm

Teeth can change color over time. This can be due to the pigmentation found in food and drinks, general aging, untreated teeth grinding, poor oral hygiene, and/or mouth trauma. Teeth whitening is a simple option to quickly whiten and brighten your teeth so they appear more attractive. If you struggle with poor oral hygiene, having whiter teeth can also inspire you to take better care of them!

There are several whitening products available so you may not be sure which whitening option is right for you. In this blog post, we aim to help you compare your teeth whitening options.

In-Office Whitening

In-office teeth whitening is ideal for patients seeking immediate results. This visit only takes an hour and can dramatically brighten your teeth by several shades. This whitening option is professionally applied and supervised for optimal effectiveness, safety, and comfort.

At-Home Whitening Trays

A cost-effective whitening option is to get a custom professional whitening kit to do at home. The instructions, whitening gel, and custom trays from our office will provide outstanding results over the course of a few weeks. This option can also work well to touch up your smile after in-office whitening.

Over-the-Counter Products

The concentration of whitening solution in products bought online or at the store is much less than professional-strength treatments. Over-the-counter products (such as toothpastes, strips, and pens) can lead to frustration and disappointment if the results are not what you expect or desire based on what you paid for the product. They can also cause gum irritation and tooth sensitivity if applied improperly.

Your Olathe Cosmetic Dentist

Would you like to improve the appearance of your smile? Ryan Dental offers a variety of cosmetic dental solutions, including professional teeth whitening, orthodontics, veneers, and more! Our team would be happy to recommend the right option for your smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at Ryan Dental in Olathe, KS.

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