Professional Teeth Whitening Vs. At Home

The older we get, the more our teeth are exposed to foods and drinks that cause stains and discoloration. Luckily, professional teeth whitening in Sacramento performed by Natomas Crossing Dental Care is one of the most effective, affordable and easiest ways to brighten your smile. Whether you’re gearing up for a job interview, wanting to improve your appearance for a special event, or simply desiring a more youthful, vibrant smile, having whiter teeth will help you feel confident and look younger than your age.

Reviewing Your Teeth Whitening Options

Many patients want to know if they can whiten their teeth with at-home whitening products. While the answer is yes, the result will be drastically different than if you whiten your teeth under the supervision of a professional dentist. While over-the-counter solutions promise to improve the color of teeth, most whitening toothpastes, rinses and strips aren’t as strong as the whitening agents available at your dentist’s office.

If you have deep-set stains or desire drastically whiter teeth, in-office teeth whitening is the safest, most effective option available. Because whitening agents provided by a dentist are far more powerful than products purchased at the store, you can achieve dramatic results faster that will last longer than any at-home treatments. In fact, your teeth may be lightened up to eight shades after a single, one-hour treatment in our office. At-home whitening options can take weeks or even months to achieve desired results. Patients who choose in-office whitening also enjoy a customized whitening treatment plan for the type and extent of staining they are experiencing, all while being closely monitored by a professional.

Candidates for Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is gentle and noninvasive, which means most people can benefit from treatment as long as their teeth and gums are clean and healthy. You may be a good candidate for teeth whitening in Sacramento if you have any of the following:

  • Discolored or yellowed teeth caused by foods, drinks or tobacco use
  • Surface stains
  • Low self-confidence as a result of your smile’s appearance
  • Healthy teeth and gums

  • In some circumstances, teeth whitening is not the best option. Those who don't make good candidates for teeth whitening include people with chronic tooth sensitivity, gum disease, oral cancer, cavities or weakened enamel. Women who are pregnant or nursing should also avoid whitening treatment.

    Get Whiter Teeth Today

    For patients in Sacramento, a single teeth whitening treatment could be all that is needed to significantly improve the appearance of your teeth. Professional whitening is a fantastic way to instantly transform your smile, increase your confidence and erase years of discoloration. If you’re considering teeth whitening, our team at Natomas Crossing Dental Care would love to help you explore your options. Contact us today at 916-999-1308 to learn more and/or request a quote.