Reasons to Consider In-Office Teeth Whitening

Is your smile starting to look dingy due to stained or discolored teeth? Using professional teeth whitening, Dr. Marvin Taylor can restore your smile to its original brilliance. If you want to whiten your teeth, you are probably torn between home and in-office whitening methods. Although over-the-counter whitening products are widely available and cheaper, there are numerous benefits to getting your teeth whitened by your dentist. Below are some of the reasons why you should consider in-office teeth whitening.

Improved oral health

During in-office teeth whitening, you will receive a professional dental cleaning to ensure your teeth are clean as possible before your whitening treatment. Plaque and tartar stain your teeth slightly and increase your gum inflammation risk. A dental cleaning before whitening also helps you get better results from your whitening treatment. Therefore, besides enjoying your pearly whites, your teeth will also be healthy after a professional teeth whitening session.

Additionally, after in-office whitening, you will be more inclined to take care of your teeth than people who don’t have experience getting professional whitening treatment. Because of the results, you will be encouraged to maintain your teeth’s newfound whiteness.

Quick and durable results

One of the main perks of professional teeth whitening is that you can brighten your smile within one treatment session. The treatment takes less than an hour, unlike over-the-counter whitening products, which require months before you can notice even slight improvements. Additionally, with a few aftercare tips like avoiding foods that stain, not smoking, and maintaining proper dental hygiene, in-office teeth whitening results can last a long time. The stronger bleaching agents used during the procedure account for long-lasting results.


Professional teeth whitening is relatively expensive initially but is a cost-effective choice in the long run. As previously mentioned, the results of an in-office whitening treatment last a long time, meaning you only need repeat treatments if your goal is to achieve dramatic results. On the other hand, over-the-counter whitening products take months before you can notice results. The frequent buying of these whitening products eventually creates a hole in your pocket.

Safe and customized treatment

Over-the-counter whitening products are a one-size-fits-all approach and often don’t offer the results you desire. But professional teeth whitening treatment is designed to meet an individual’s requirements. Getting your teeth whitened by the dentist is also safe and reduces your risk of enamel damage and gum inflammation. During a whitening session, your dentist will place a retractor in your mouth to prevent your lips, cheeks, and gums from coming into contact with the whitening solution. Before applying the whitening gel on the front surface of your teeth, the dentist will pain your gums with a protective barrier to avoid irritation.

Boosts your confidence

A healthy and bright smile makes you look good and boosts your confidence, while yellow or stained teeth make you feel awkward talking to people. With a great smile, you also increase the affinity of others to have a conversation with you.

Visit your dentist at Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center for a professional whitening session to brighten your smile.

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