Professional Teeth Whitening vs. DIY Solutions

We have today made public information about professional and DIY teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is now available at Sbenati Dentistry, while some of these solutions can be done from the privacy of your own home- they will just be less effective than visiting Sbenati Dentistry for the professional service.

There are many DIY teeth whitening options that may help with the discolouration of your pearly whites. At the end of the day it is always best to let professionals handle this as you will get the best results this way. Many solutions will fade back to previous colours, whereas our teeth whitening is a longer term solution. Nonetheless there are options out there and some can be effective.

DIY Solutions

The first DIY solution contains bleaching products with hydrogen peroxide. This option can be quite effective as most teeth whitening products contain at least a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. Using it on it’s own can begin to change teeth from that yellowish colour to a more acceptable shade.

Brushing with baking soda is also a commonly used tactic to combat yellow teeth. Baking soda paste is a mild abrasive and helps scrub stains off teeth surfaces. It also creates a high PH environment in the mouth, keeping bacteria from causing further damage. Studies show that brushing with pastes containing hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can make your teeth 62% whiter – in under (just) 6 weeks.

Whitening toothpaste is another option. When someone consumes food or drink that staines, this can help fight the daily discolouration. Contrary to what you may read online, most whitening pastes are safe and quite effective against teeth stains when adopted as part of a larger DIY teeth whitening routine. They won’t cause acne and tooth sensitivity.

While at home, teeth-whitening solutions may be effective against stains, they may not help you achieve bright white teeth. The reason is that by removing stains, they merely help reveal the true colour of your teeth, and in most cases, this is not the desired pearl white. For bright white teeth, you are going to need the help of professionals. While professional teeth whitening is undoubtedly more of an investment, the resulting (consistent) bright white set of teeth is worth it by a factor of ten!

Let The Pros Handle It

Teeth whitening at Sbenati Dentistry got it’s start when we noticed a growing need for a more powerful and professional whitening solution. DIY solutions can be effective at attacking surface stains, but unless you use these whitening options constantly the stains will reappear.

Many people are concerned with sensitivity after teeth whitening. Patients should understand that a little sensitivity is common, this is because the treatment dehydrates the teeth which inhibits the teeth’s ability to protect the nerves inside from temperature changes. Patients can receive a post whitening fluoride treatment in order to replenish fluids and nourish the teeth.

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