At-Home Teeth Whitening vs. In-Office Teeth Whitening

At-Home Teeth Whitening vs. In-Office Teeth Whitening

Everyone loves a bright, white, and dazzling smile. That’s why teeth whitening is today’s most sought out cosmetic dentistry procedure. Kraklow Quality Dentistry is proud to offer safe and effective whitening with dramatic results. Are you ready to smile your best?

How Do Teeth Become Discolored?

The aging process and years of exposure to staining agents in foods and beverages such as blueberries, coffee, and wine leave teeth looking dull and stained. Moreover, smoking, the use of certain medications such as tetracycline, excessive exposure to fluoride in childhood, or injury to a tooth can cause discoloration.

What Is Teeth Whitening and How Does It Work?

Tooth whitening involves applying hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel to your teeth’s surfaces. As the bleaching agent penetrates the tooth enamel and reaches the discolored molecules, oxygen molecules break up the stains, resulting in whiter teeth and a brighter smile. 

Not all teeth staining and discoloration respond well to teeth whitening. Yellow teeth show outstanding results, while brown or gray teeth may not show any results. Whitening is not effective for use on dental work or teeth discolored due to trauma or medications.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

There are numerous whitening products available for purchase, including peroxide-based gels, strips, and trays. You can also find whitening toothpaste containing mild abrasives that remove some surface stains. While some of these products may deliver whitening results, many are sure to disappoint, and some over-the-counter whitening products may even harm your teeth and gums.

If you want to whiten your teeth at home safely and effectively, we can provide you with a home whitening system with a professional-grade tooth whitening gel and custom-fit whitening trays.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office whitening, also known as chairside bleaching, delivers dramatic teeth whitening results. After cleaning your teeth and placing a protective barrier on your gums, we will apply a hydrogen or carbamide peroxide gel onto the surfaces of your teeth. In-office treatments show faster and more dramatic results than at-home whitening because the bleaching agents we use come in higher concentrations. Just one in-office treatment will leave your smile several shades whiter and brighter!

Teeth whitening is safe under professional care. Some patients experience tooth sensitivity, a common side effect that soon resolves on its own.

Safe and Effective Teeth Whitening Near Me

Contact Kraklow Quality Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI, to learn more about cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening. We are all about transforming lives by delivering beautiful smiles. Call us and schedule your appointment today!