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Teeth Whitening – Home Kits or In Chair at the Dentist?!

June 3, 2018 cosmetic dentistry, Ethos Dental Ringwood

You may think there is a lot of choice, but its all marketing really! Most use a peroxide-based whitening solution.

The real difference is how strong it is and the way its applied!

Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages

  • Cheaper
  • May cause less sensitive teeth (since its weaker)

At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages

  • May take multiple treatments (multiple weeks)
  • your gums may get damaged as they are unprotected

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages

  • One visit – same day results
  • Treatment is given by a dentist who is aware of all aspects of your medical history
  • Your Dentist will take care of your gums and protect them!

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages

  • More expensive because it is much stronger solution, applied in a manner that protects your teeth and provides longer lasting white teeth!

A note about non-professional teeth bleaching at beauty salons:

We urge patients to not have this treatment. There are no regulation or consumer protections – also the qualifications of the providers may be lacking!

You wouldn’t want your dentist to cut your hair – so you probably don’t want your hairdresser whitening your teeth!

Ethos Dental at Ringwood can provide you with in-office whitening. We can also help with cosmetic dentistry, tooth pain, dental implants and just general checkups!