In-office vs. At-home Teeth Whitening

Orange County Teeth WhiteningDull, gray, yellow, or stained teeth are conditions that can affect anyone. Most people believe that adequate brushing and flossing can brighten the teeth. Unfortunately, foods, beverages, aging, and other habits cause stains and discoloration that cannot be brushed away. To adequately brighten and whiten the teeth, teeth whitening treatment is necessary. Many patients are eager to try at-home teeth whitening kits, which seem to be cheaper and more convenient than in-office alternatives. However, most patients will not achieve the results they desire from these over-the-counter solutions. At his cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Joaquin A. Siles offers his Orange County patients professional teeth whitening that produces fast and drastic results.

In-office Teeth Whitening

For patients who wish to drastically improve the color of the teeth and overall appearance of the smile, professional teeth whitening is the best option. Dr. Siles offers in-office teeth whitening that can brighten the teeth by up to ten shades in as little as one hour. This treatment produces results that cannot be achieved even after months of treatment with over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments. In addition, patients who opt for in-office teeth whitening treatments benefit from the expert application and supervision of Dr. Siles. Because each step of treatment is performed by a dental professional using professional products, patients will experience the following:

  • Fast and drastic results
  • Safe treatment with no alteration to the structure of the teeth
  • No damage to the soft tissues of the mouth
  • Long-lasting results
  • Low sensitivity

At-home Teeth Whitening

At-home teeth whitening products offer patients the convenience of being able to treat the teeth on their own time and in the comfort of their own home. However, that is the only advantage of over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Because the strength of the bleaching agents is lower in over-the-counter products, it can take several weeks of treatment to brighten the teeth by just one or two shades. Additionally, at-home whitening products carry a higher risk of damaging the teeth or soft gums because treatment is not supervised by a professional and the strips and trays fit poorly over the teeth. Most patients find that they do not get the whitening results they desire with over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

For those patients who prefer at-home treatment, there is a better option. Dr. Siles offers professional at-home whitening kits. These kits come with whitening trays that are custom-fitted to the patient’s teeth in order to decrease the risks of soft tissue damage. The whitening solution provided by Dr. Siles is also stronger than those found in typical over-the-counter products. While the results will not be as fast as those of our in-office treatments, patients can brighten the teeth by several shades in a matter of just a few days. This offers patients the convenience of at-home treatments along with the benefits of professional products and expert supervision.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are dissatisfied with the color of your teeth, the fastest and most effective treatment is professional teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Joaquin A. Siles at your earliest convenience to learn more about our in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. We can help you achieve the bright, white teeth you desire.