iStock_000007371535_CompressedIt can be hard to take pride in teeth that are yellowed or stained. Teeth whitening is one of the fastest ways to beautify your smile and boost your confidence. Whitening can significantly improve the color of your teeth and minimize even dark stains, leaving your smile at its best. But over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments are not as safe and effective as professional teeth whitening performed at Clark Family Dental. Having your teeth whitened professionally is the safest form of tooth bleaching and produces faster results using products that aren’t available in at-home treatments.

Because teeth whitening relies on bleaching agents that can be damaging if used incorrectly, it is best to seek in-office treatment with a dentist. While over-the-counter teeth whitening products are available, they are slower than professional whitening procedures and are more likely to produce side effects and unsatisfactory results. Tooth sensitivity and pain are common side effects of teeth bleaching products, and poorly fitted bleach trays such as those used in commercially available whitening kits can irritate your gums. Whitening toothpastes and rinses use much weaker doses of the active ingredients and are only in contact with your teeth for a short time, while whitening strips and over-the-counter kits can cause ugly, uneven bleaching. Too much tooth bleaching can even cause your teeth to grey. You can avoid all of these problems by seeking professional teeth whitening.

Unlike at-home treatments, our in-office teeth whitening procedures are ADA approved, ensuring safe and healthy treatment for your teeth. Because they are administered under our direct supervision, we are able to provide stronger peroxide gels than those that are available in at-home products, allowing faster results with fewer treatments. With Dr. Chris and Dr. Beth monitoring your treatment, you will receive careful, even whitening, resulting in a bright, attractive smile you can be proud of.