The holiday season is typically a time when we are the most social. We spend time with family and friends that we may not have seen since the year before and if you are like most people, you want to look your best. Professional teeth whitening is one of the fastest, most affordable ways to transform your appearance. A bright smile conveys health and youthfulness, and it can be achieved in as little as one hour at the dentist. This is why teeth whitening, in Hudson, NY, has become such a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. It is, however, important to visit a dentist for safe, effective dental whitening.

Teeth Whitening at the Dentist to Avoid Over-the-Counter Bleaching Problems

1.       Immediate Results: Your dentist can lighten your smile by several shades in a single visit while over the counter (OTC) bleaching agents are not very effective. They have far smaller percentages of carbamide, the active ingredient for teeth whitening.

2.       Comfort: OTC bleaching kits are notoriously pain-inducing. Made as a one-size fits all product, smaller mouths can be pinched and irritated by the hard, plastic trays. With professional teeth whitening, your dentist will customize a tray for you, if you prefer to gradually brighten at home.

3.       Even, White Smiles: When your dentist performs teeth whitening, the results are predictable. Your smile will lighten to a shade that you selected. Unfortunately, this is not the case with OTC kits. Results can not only be much darker or lighter than expected, they can also be spotty.

4.       Oral Health:  OTC kits can cause tooth sensitivity as well as irritation of the gums. To ensure that your enamel remains healthy and the brightening gel doesn’t irritate your periodontal tissue, professional teeth whitening is a better solution.

Take the next step to a brighter smile. Call our office today to schedule your consultation for cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Robert Danz. There is plenty of time to get a smile makeover before the holidays, with teeth whitening in Hudson, NY. Dr. Danz offers both in-office teeth whitening and professional grade home kits, for your convenience.