Are you tired of having stained or yellow teeth? If so, you are probably considering your teeth whitening options. While over-the-counter whitening trays are inexpensive and can be conveniently tossed in your cart while shopping, they may not provide the results you are looking for. Here are a few things you should know about our professional teeth whitening in Midlothia, VA, before you grab an at-home whitening kit.


1. Fast, Reliable Results

Most over-the-counter whitening products lack the effectiveness of professional products. This is because professional whitening systems contain a higher active ingredient concentration, but do not compromise safety. Professional teeth whitening is also a much quicker process and can generally be completed by a dentist in 30-90 minutes. Over-the-counter products typically have to be applied regularly over weeks or even months before the desired look is obtained.


2. Minimal Discomfort

Over-the-counter whitening kits are notoriously uncomfortable and can be painful for the tongue, gums and cheeks. When performed by a dentist in a controlled professional environment, you will feel minimal discomfort during the teeth whitening process and it is safe for the soft tissues in the mouth.


3. Customization

It is difficult to get the trays from an at-home whitening kit to mold effectively to the teeth. It is also fairly difficult to obtain the exact level of whiteness you want from over-the-counter kits. Professional teeth whitening is highly accurate and can deliver the precise shade of whiteness you want. So, if you want results you can truly be happy with, scheduling a whitening appointment with a dentist is a wise choice.


Schedule Your Appointment

There is no reason to continue living with a smile you don’t love. Whether your teeth are spotted with coffee stains or they have a yellow tint to them, professional teeth whitening, can maximize your smile’s potential. To schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist, call Allgood Family Dentistry today.