Have you noticed that your teeth are not looking as white as you want? Do you find yourself smiling without showing your teeth because you are embarrassed by the discoloration of your teeth? If so, you are not alone. Surface stains and discoloration are common among adults. Drinks like coffee, wine, and sodas as well as some types of food can lead to surface stains on your teeth. Brushing regularly can help but it is not always enough to keep all of the stains away. If you find yourself wanting whiter teeth you may be exploring options for whitening. Two broad categories for teeth whitening are at-home whitening and in-office whitening. In-office whitening is more expensive than in-home options. Is in-office teeth whitening worth the extra cost? In order to determine which option you think is worth the cost, you need to learn what to expect from each.
Results you can expect from at-home teeth whitening
At-home teeth whitening includes options such as whitening strips, toothpaste, mouthwash, and gel. Each of these options has the potential to provide you with some results. If the stains on your teeth are on the surface, in-home whitening can gradually remove some of those stains. The process will take time and consistency. The results you see will most likely be gradual. If you want an inexpensive way to get your teeth a little bit whiter then at-home whitening is a good place to start.
Results you can expect from in-office teeth whitening
The results you can expect from in-office teeth whitening will be much more dramatic than those you will get from in-home options. In as little as 60 minutes you can have your teeth whitened by up to 10 shades with in-office teeth whitening. You will walk out of the office and see immediate and dramatic results. The speed and quality of the results you can get from in-office whitening makes it a choice that is worth the cost to many patients.
How to decide which teeth whitening option is right for you
The teeth whitening option that is best for you depends on the results you want and the level of your stains. In-home options are going to provide you with gradual results. It will take time for you to determine if your in-home efforts are making a difference. In-office whitening provides immediate results by getting rid of up to 10 layers of surface stains. If you want quick and dramatic results then in-office whitening is the best option for you.
In-office teeth whitening is a more expensive option than trying to whiten your teeth at home. But it is also the quickest and most effective of the two. If you are considering in-office teeth whitening, you can schedule a consultation at Dental Remedies to determine if it is a good choice for you and discuss pricing.