Is it better to have teeth bleached by a dentist?
We often have patients ask us whether home kits and professional non-dentist bleaching companies, such as those set up in mall kiosks, are as effective at teeth whitening as a dentist. In light of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court that prevents the North Carolina State Dental Board from regulating teeth whitening, we thought we would weigh in.
As a cosmetic dentist in Wake Forest, NC, we work on a lot of patients who come to us for teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services. Our patients always leave pleased with their results, and usually come back to us when it’s time to bleach again. While at-home kits and other bleaching methods are not necessarily harmful or ineffective, there are certainly benefits to having your teeth whitened by your dentist.
3 Benefits of Teeth Whitening with Your Dentist
- Your dentist is familiar with your mouth. If you have any sensitivities, allergies or other special dental needs, your family dentist is familiar with them. With access to your dental records and familiarity navigating your mouth, we know how to fit your unique needs and provide you with the results you seek.
- We have the proper tools. Not only does your dentist offer advanced whitening technology, but we abide by rigorous cleaning and sanitization standards that will ensure your teeth whitening is performed in a healthy environment.
- You’ll get great results. With years of experience working with teeth, your dentist will be able to deliver the sparkling white smile you desire, safely and effectively.
These are just a few of the benefits that you’ll see when you work with your dentist for teeth whitening. We recommend that, no matter which route you choose, you visit your family dentist before any sort of teeth whitening to ensure that the treatment is appropriate. If you have your teeth whitened at the dentist office, it’s an all-in-one visit, versus visits to multiple locations.
While it is possible to achieve the white smile of your dreams using an over the counter whitening kit or a non-dentist bleaching company, teeth whitening by your dentist will likely deliver the best results!
Cosmetic Dentist Wake Forest, NC
At Robbie Smith Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry in Wake Forest, NC, we are happy to help you get the smile you deserve with our teeth whitening services! As a family and cosmetic dentist, we have all the tools we need to whiten your smile in a warm and welcome environment. Schedule an appointment for teeth whitening today, or call us to learn more!