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Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

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Looking for a brighter smile but don’t know how to get it? We’ve put together a guide on teeth whitening that can help you decide which whitening option is best for you.

Professional Teeth Whitening

If you’re looking for dramatic results, professional whitening is for you. At Romeoville Dental Center, our whitening kit includes custom-made whitening trays and professional-strength gel. Take your kit home and whiten on our recommended schedule to see a brighter, whiter smile. At your initial appointment we’ll go over how to use the trays and gel at home and when you should wear them. Other than that, you are able to tailor your whitening to fit your schedule. Because we provide you with the kit, we’re always willing to see you for adjustments if you feel like the trays aren’t fitting quite right.

Professional whitening is generally more expensive than over-the-counter whitening, but it is definitely the most effective. The whitening gel is stronger, so you’ll see more dramatic results than you will with over-the-counter options.

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening

If cost is a concern for you, over-the-counter whitening can still give you a beautiful smile on a smaller budget. There are a number of over-the-counter whitening options that can deliver good results, including strips, pens, pastes, rinses, and combination kits. These options may brighten your smile, but they are not going to be as effective as the treatments provided by your dentist. You may also not get the dramatic results you’re hoping for. But if you have an important event coming up and need a quick, small fix, over-the-counter options are great and budget-friendly.

If you’re interested in learning more about teeth whitening options, make an appointment with us today. We can discuss what is the best course of treatment for you. We can also discuss payment options if you’re concerned about fitting whitening into your budget. At Romeoville Dental Center, we are dedicated to providing you with the best care to get you the smile of your dreams.

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