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Are At-Home Teeth Whitening Systems Safe?

Teeth Whitening Gilbert AZDid you know that your teeth tell us a little bit about you every time you visit us? We can’t tell everything, but we can certainly identify past teeth sins (root canal), injuries (chipped tooth), and tobacco use or even regular consumption of wine and coffee (teeth stains). Yep, your teeth tell a story, and we know that when it comes to our own teeth we sometimes want that story to go away. Thankfully, we have some great options when it comes to helping you have the smile you want. One of the services we love the most? Teeth whitening!

You may have tried whitening your teeth before, with mixed results. We know that whenever we talk to patients there are several issues that come up when it comes to whitening your teeth at home.

  1. Teeth whitening strips can be ill-fitting, slip off the teeth, or not completely cover the entire set of teeth that show when you smile. We’ve heard of people accidentally whitening the front of their teeth, and leaving the edges of the original color.
  2. People have been known to leave on teeth whitening strips longer than the recommended time because they don’t seem to work. Then, leaving the strips on too long can cause teeth sensitivity and other teeth issues.
  3. The strength of teeth whitener (based on either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) often isn’t enough to make a noticeable difference for some people. Depending on what kind of results you’re looking for, you may need a stronger concentration of teeth whitener.

We offer in-office professional teeth whitening services to encourage the smile you’re looking for! Before you start to whiten your teeth, make an appointment with us to make sure that your teeth are in good shape. Teeth whitening can aggravate cavities, loose fillings, or even issues with your gums. We might also be able to help remove some surface stains with just a regular cleaning!

For the best teeth whitening results, we always recommend the coverage, strength, and safety that professional teeth whitening services provide. Contact us at 480-539-7979 for a consultation to learn about our safe, in office teeth whitening treatment today!

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