Everyone knows that a white smile is a beautiful smile – there’s a reason there is an entire industry dedicated to whitening your teeth. That said there are tons of over the counter teeth whitening options available in addition to the professional whitening treatments that a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles can offer – so what is the difference between the two?
Without a doubt, in-office teeth whitening is a quicker solution. The advanced tools and technologies allow you to get a more intense result in a fraction of the time than the in-home whitening solutions require. Though at-home kits vary, in general, you will need to use them on a regular basis. Some kits require an hour a day for two weeks, while others require 10 minutes a day for a month. In-office whitening treatments can typically be completed in just one to two hours – all in one visit.
At-home whitening treatments are undoubtedly less expensive. Some rinses and strips are available for as little as $20 – however, they will not have the same effects as the in-office treatments which can whiten teeth up to eight shades. At Crystal Dental the cost for in-office whitening treatments are super reasonable and vary based on procedure, intensity, time, and other variables.
At-home and in-office whitening treatments have different results due to the treatment processes. Crystal Dental provides you with the longest lasting, most noticeable results. Our licensed professionals who complete the treatment will first remove debris and surface stains from your teeth before beginning the actual treatment; an at-home toothbrush is not able to provide the same clean slate from which to start whitening, so the result will never be quite as drastic or smooth.
Visibly, both options will make your teeth appear brighter and give you a whiter smile – but our in-office treatments provide healthier gums and teeth as a whole. At-home systems have a tendency to irritate the gum line or hurt sensitive teeth; in-office treatments are able to whiten your teeth without these painful and harmful side effects.
At-home whitening kits can be a useful tool to use in between your in-office whitening treatments – but for a healthy smile that is truly its whitest and brightest, only professional in-office treatments can truly deliver. If you are looking for a dentist in Los Angeles that offers top of the line whitening treatments, call Crystal Dental Centers today at 213.748.8448 to schedule an appointment. For more information please visit www.crystaldentalcenters.com.