Garland Cosmetic Dentist Explains Store Bought vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

Shopping series - Woman holding bottle of shampooIt’s no secret that a beautifully radiant smile helps you feel more attractive, look healthier, and boost your confidence. Now comes the decision, should you use store bought products or seek out professional teeth whitening with Garland cosmetic dentist Dr. Nghi Tran? Sure, store bought products are less expensive, but they don’t provide the same dramatic results that professional treatments do. Our dental office uses whitening trays to effectively brighten your smile by several shades. Neither of these options are permanent, however with regular touch-ups, your in-office treatment will last for many years.

Dr. Tran is dedicated to providing his patients with beautiful results. You can expect to gain a pearly white smile after receiving professional teeth whitening treatment at our Garland, TX office. Call 469-969-0149 to make an appointment, speak with one of our outgoing staff members.

Store Bought Products vs Professional Treatments

You can find various whitening products at your local grocery store. There are toothpastes, mouthwashes, whitening strips, and natural remedies that have all claim to remove stains and whiten. These products are less expensive and easier to acquire than professional whitening treatment, yet they don’t always produce desirable results.

While all whiteners use the same whitening agent (peroxide), dentist-provided treatments have a few distinct advantages over store-bought products:

  • Better ingredients: professional whiteners are stronger, are stored more efficiently to preserve their chemical integrity, and offer more consistent results.
  • Better fitting delivery system: customized trays stay in place better than one-size-fits-all trays and strips, which means less dilution of whitening agents by saliva.
  • Less sensitivity: better fitting trays allow whiteners to stay on your tooth enamel and not spread to your gums, which can create a painful burning sensation.
  • Faster results: faster, more dramatic results are always preferable to slow incremental whitening with weaker products.

When used as directed, store bought whitening products won’t do any harm to your teeth, but professional treatments with Garland cosmetic dentist Dr. Tran are the most effective way to enhance your smile.

Professional Whitening Treatment

In our Garland, TX office, Dr. Tran uses whitening trays to get that pearly white smile you desire. He will take dental impressions of your teeth, and then create custom-made whitening trays for your mouth. Paired with a peroxide-filled gel, this system allows oxygen molecules to break down stains on your teeth. The gel creates an oxidation reaction on your tooth enamel, where stains are located. This breaks down the pigments accumulated in your tooth enamel to reveal whiter teeth.

Whitening treatment with Dr. Tran effectively brightens your smile, but the results are not permanent. You will need to schedule regular dental visits to touch up your results. If you’re committed to continuing treatment, you’ll maintain a radiant smile for many years. You’ll look and feel healthier after treatment.

What to Expect

Patients who seek out whitening treatment with Dr. Tran will be sent home with trays that fit comfortably in his mouth. We recommend that you wear your trays for 30 minutes a day for roughly two weeks. You will begin to see a noticeable lightening in your tooth color after your first use.
Unlike store bought and natural remedies, professional teeth whitening is more controlled and yields proven results. We use stronger products, which is how we’re able to guarantee more visible changes to your smile.

Other Options

For teeth that are beyond repair, Dr. Tran suggests porcelain veneers. The custom-made shells are created from thin porcelain. Each shell can be matched to your tooth color, however for whitening purposes, the color can be enhanced by multiple shades to cover a severely discolored tooth. Veneers are permanently bonded to the flawed teeth, to entirely hide the imperfection. You can expect instant results with veneers from Garland cosmetic dentist Dr. Tran.

Schedule your appointment today to receive professional whitening treatment with Garland, TX dentist Dr. Tran. Call 469-969-0149 to discuss how we can effectively brighten your smile.

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