It's hard to feel confident when you worry about your appearance, and stained teeth negatively affect the way you look. This lack of self-confidence can even interfere with your social life and how you are perceived in the workplace. That's why so many people turn to teeth whitening. While some people choose at-home teeth whitening, others opt for getting their teeth whitened at the dentist's office. If you are interested in teeth whitening, Dr. Herman Salzberg can help you decide which option is best for your needs. Read on to learn about the differences between whitening your teeth at home and getting a teeth whitening treatment at the dentist's office.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
You can find teeth-whitening products in most grocery and drug stores. Whether you choose teeth whitening trays, whitening strips or whitening toothpaste, all claim to whiten yellow and stained teeth. When you use whitening trays, it usually takes three to 14 days before you see results. Teeth whitening strips may take a little longer to see any benefits. If you go with whitening toothpaste, you may not be satisfied with the results. It may seem to whiten teeth, but it will only remove surface stains. It can't lighten stains that are beneath the surface of your teeth.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening at our Palatine dentist's office is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. At-home teeth whitening uses low-dose bleaching agents, but in-office procedures use high-concentration bleaching gel applied by a dental professional. When you let a dentist whiten your teeth, you enjoy immediate results using safe, effective methods.
Whether your teeth are stained because of tobacco use, aging, or the longterm use of certain foods that stain the teeth, in-office teeth whitening is usually the best solution if you want superior results.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you are interested in teeth whitening services and you live in Palatine, schedule an appointment with Dr. Herman Salzberg. Dr. Salzberg offers a wide range of dental services designed to keep your teeth beautiful, healthy and strong. Schedule an appointment by contacting us at 847-359-6766.