Meadow Creek Family Dentistry

Do drugstore whitening products work as well as professional treatment?

It can certainly be tempting to turn to over-the-counter whitening products because of their cost and easy availability. But unfortunately, teeth whitening treatments are like most other things in life – you get what you pay for.

First, you should remember that as a widely available treatment, drugstore products have to be formulated to fit the needs of the widest variety of people. This means that the concentration of whitening agent by necessity needs to be lower to be safe for those who might overindulge.

Since teeth whitening at our Inman, SC dental office is supervised by professionals, it’s safe to use a higher concentration of the whitening agent. For instance, we offer Opalescence PF that contains fluoride and potassium nitrate and has a high water content that combats sensitivity. And you always have peace of mind knowing that you have a professional to turn to if you have a problem.

Customized whitening trays are another benefit of professional treatment. Unlike drugstore whitening kits that contain generic trays, custom trays conform perfectly to the contours and surfaces of your teeth to deliver the most consistent results.

If you are interested in Opalescence teeth whitening, please call us before you invest in over-the-counter products that take forever to work and don’t produce the results you want. We will be happy to explain the benefits of professional whitening products so you understand why they are a better choice for reviving your smile