Teeth Whitening: Pro or DIY?

If you’re an independent type you get it. A DIY (Do-It-Yourself) mindset comes easy to you.

But when it comes to certain areas of your life is this a good idea?

Let’s talk about teeth whitening. No doubt there are dozens of at-home, over-the-counter (aka DIY) products to scratch your boot-strapping itch.

In fact, Americans invest over $1.4 billion on teeth whitening procedures. Some are DIY and a growing number are boutique (e.g. mall kiosks, salons, etc).

Trust goes a long way

All in all whitening your teeth can seem like an easy task. Apply some gel or rinse and wait for your new smile to “magically” appear.

That easy? Actually…no!

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products are generally safe and can deliver results over time. Follow the application directions and you’ll perhaps be satisfied but don’t expect professional quality results.

Be cautious about the increasingly popular boutique and salon approaches that promise professional results “like your dentist.” These operate with less oversight than should be trusted and are not equipped to handle dental health issues that can arise with bleaching.

What the Pros know

Professional teeth whitening applied by your dentist covers the gamut. Our office is equipped to evaluate your teeth and gums prior to recommending a teeth whitening treatment.

We can prepare your teeth properly and assure that your tooth enamel and gum tissue will not be damaged. Plus an in-office whitening procedure delivers faster results than a DIY kit and safer treatment than a non-dental salon can provide.

Teeth whitening by a dental professional provides you a safe, cost-effective, and confidence boosting procedure. Experience your seasonal parties, weddings, reunions, job interviews, or every day encounters with a brighter, whiter smile.

Contact your Knoxville dentist about cosmetic dentistry including teeth whitening. Schedule a dental examination to determine if an in-office, professional whitening treatment will be effective for you.

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