Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments vs. Over-the-Counter Products

Though there are a multitude of teeth whitening products available in pharmacies and grocery stores, the claims some of these products make can sometimes be a bit misleading. Toothpastes, rinses, and strips can claim to be “whitening” products as long as they remove debris from the teeth—which the simple act of brushing or rinsing with water can accomplish. Products that advertise “bleaching” are a bit more regulated, and must contain the ingredient hydrogen peroxide. However, the in-office and at-home professional grade teeth whitening treatments offered at Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey can be customized to achieve your individual cosmetic goals with results that are supervised by one of our experienced dentists.

Laser teeth whitening procedures can provide nearly instantaneous results using a high-powered bleaching gel that works in just about one hour. This gel is much stronger than many over-the-counter products, and can brighten the teeth by several shades. In addition, the procedure is overseen by a skilled dentist who can make sure your gums are protected. At-home whitening treatments also have a significant advantage over many alternatives you can find at the store, as professional grade at-home kits use custom-made trays to maximize the coverage of your teeth instead of a one-size-fits-all solution. Again, the bleaching gel used in conjunction with these customized trays typically contains a higher-concentration of active ingredients than similar over-the-counter products.

You can read more about our teeth whitening options here. To learn which teeth whitening treatment can best meet your individual needs, or to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, please contact us today.