Who Should Whiten Your Teeth—You or Your Dentist?

Posted March 30, 2016.

Not everyone is blessed with a perfect, pearly smile, and even the brightest smiles can become stained and dull. When that happens, it’s time to look for a teeth whitening treatment. At this point, you arrive at a crossroads: Should you whiten your own teeth or seek professional care?

At-home teeth whitening treatments tend to be cheaper, but they also pose greater risk. You should never buy products that don’t bear the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Commercially available whitening toothpastes remove stains on the surface of the enamel, making teeth appear whiter, but they can’t reach deeper stains. The results of whitening toothpaste are often short-lived. Bleaching agents fare better, but are ineffective against brown and gray stains, pitted teeth and badly discolored teeth.

Professional teeth whitening treatment is both safe and effective. Unlike at-home and over-the-counter products, which typically take several applications to produce a change, professional whitening achieves stunning results after one visit. At Agape Dentist, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni will give you a white smile that will last up to five years. Even if you don’t want to undergo professional whitening, you’re more than welcome to inquire about safe whitening treatments that best fit your needs.

For more information on teeth whitening treatments, call Dr. Ghada S. Massabni at 781.995.4445 or visit Agape Dentist in Woburn, Massachusetts. We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile.