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Professional Teeth Whitening vs At-Home Teeth Whitening Products

Professional Teeth Whitening vs At-Home Teeth Whitening Products

Each year more new at home tooth whitening products emerge in the consumer market. Consumers spend millions each year using these at home tooth whitening products. The fact is, many of these teeth whitening products that are sold for at home use don't work well and many don't work at all.

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products may whiten your teeth in some cases. However, these products may also damage your tooth enamel and cause gum sensitivity. The fact is, if you add up all the money you spend on tooth whitening products you probably have spent more on them than you would on professional teeth whitening services that are safe and effective.

Some tooth whitening products are adequate if you have mild staining of the teeth. In many cases these products will effectively lighten the stains and they cost much less than professional teeth whitening. However, if the staining on your teeth is moderate to severe you are best served seeking professional tooth whitening.

Professional tooth whitening is very effective and in many cases patients can see an improvement in their teeth in just one visit. Professional teeth whitening varies in cost depending on what type of whitening procedure your Houston dentist uses. Some professional tooth whitening products are relatively low in cost while others are quite pricey.

If you need to whiten your teeth it is best to consult with your Houston dentist and find out if he or she recommends professional tooth whitening. If you have a Houston dentist you trust to make a non-biased recommendation, they may suggest an over-the-counter product or professional teeth whitening if they feel your teeth require it. Additionally, many Houston dentists sell at home tooth whitening products they feel are superior to the products available on the market.

About the Author: If you don't have the perfect smile, cosmetic Houston dentistry treatments can help you get the smile you have always wanted. Using professional tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other popular dental procedures, a skilled cosmetic Houston dentist can transform your smile.