Brightening the smile is one of the easiest ways to rejuvenate its appearance. When patients visit Biltmore Dental Center they often ask about the best methods for teeth whitening. Our practice offers two options – take-home kits and in-office power bleaching.
Which is best?
One is not necessarily better than the other. There are many factors to consider, including a patient’s budget and the speed at which they want results. Patients who want same-day turnaround may prefer the in-office power bleaching, while patients who want a more affordable option that offers gradual results may be better suited for take-home whitening kits. Another benefit of the take-home kits is the ability to do periodic touch-ups to maintain the results.
Both methods are far superior to over-the-counter whitening options. This is because the whitening product is professional-grade and more concentrated than anything available at the drug store. Patient safety is important, which is why our team will educate individuals on how to properly use the product to reduce sensitivity and ensure ultimate comfort. Over-the-counter products cannot be as strong because they are not monitored by dental staff.
Who is a candidate?
Patients who are appropriate candidates for whitening services are those without restorations such as bridges, dentures, and veneers. These do not respond to the bleaching gel and may not match the existing teeth after treatment.
At Biltmore Dental Center, Dr. Sameet Koppikar and the team provide a wide range of services to patients in and around Phoenix. Contact our team at (602) 954-8200 today to schedule an appointment. We encourage patients to ask about treatments that can be used to enhance the smile’s appearance while providing individuals with the confidence they need to look and feel their best!